The Neuropsychology Clinic in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center provides comprehensive outpatient evaluation and testing for children with problems resulting from conditions including:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
- Asperger's syndrome.
- Head injury - concussion and other mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries.
- Seizure disorders.
- Neurological conditions.
- Genetic disorders.
- Cerebral palsy.
- Other chronic physical conditions.
Common referrals include:
- A child who has had a recent or past brain injury from an accident, birth trauma or other neurological condition leading to difficulty with school functioning and peer development.
- Diagnostic clarification around difficulty in learning, attention, behavior or socialization.
- A child who is struggling with social and communication skills or behaving differently from his or her peers.
- A child who continues to struggle in school despite parents' and teachers' best efforts.
Neuropsychological evaluations help us better understand the child's thinking and processing skills, with emphasis on developing a strengths and weakness profile and recommendations for treatment. After the evaluation, care providers can expect:
- To have a better understanding of the child's behavior and learning style, with specific insight toward maximizing the child's success and providing support for areas of weakness.
- The findings and recommendations to be conveyed directly to the parents or caregivers allowing them time to ask questions and understand the results.
- A detailed, written report with personalized recommendations for parents, teachers, therapists and primary care physician.
- An opportunity to have the child re-evaluated in the future should there be changes in academic, behavioral or medical status, and to update treatment strategies and recommendations as appropriate.
The child's primary care doctor or care provider must complete a referral form and fax it to the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Center at (414) 266-3735. The child's parent or legal guardian also must call the center's patient intake line at (414) 266-3339 to complete the referral. The child's information will be reviewed by the Neuropsychology Clinic team. Children who are appropriate for testing will be scheduled for the next available appointment. Alternative options and referral information will be provided to caregivers for children who need a different type of service.