Neuropsychology for Children and Teens
We partner with parents for their kids’ medical and psychiatric health.
We know how frustrating and painful it can be if your child is having problems in school or at home and you don’t not know why. Psychiatrists, pediatricians, and other medical professionals refer children and teens to our pediatric neuropsychologists when other tests or treatments haven’t pinpointed the issue.
Our neuropsychology team provides expert evaluations for children and teens. We can rule out certain conditions, determine if a neurological condition is contributing to your child’s difficulties, and work with you on what to do next.
Why is my child struggling?
Two of the biggest red flags for neuropsychological conditions in children and teens are a lack of progress at school and failing to meet developmental expectations that are appropriate for their ages. These factors can lead to problems for the entire family without proper attention.
We evaluate children and teens for a number of behavioral and psychiatric conditions, including:
- Learning disorders
- Neurodevelopmental disorders, such as intellectual disabilities or language delays
When it’s a complex medical condition
Many of the young people we work with have complex medical conditions that contribute to their difficulties. Some of these conditions may be congenital, or present from birth, especially in children born preterm or from complex pregnancies. Examples of these conditions include:
- Congenital heart disease
- Genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome, Turner’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome
- Hydrocephalus, or a buildup of fluid in the brain
- Spina bifida, a type of congenital defect that occurs when a child’s spinal cord doesn’t develop properly during pregnancy
The value of a neuropsychological evaluation
Our comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation goes beyond psychological tests that may have been administered by your child’s school. This independent, unbiased test is designed around the unique needs of children and teens.
The evaluation process gives us valuable information about your child and lets us make the best possible recommendations for treatment. After the evaluation, we’ll provide guidance on what accommodations your child may need at home and school.
Pediatric patients and their families visit our pediatric neuropsychologists at the following locations throughout the Detroit metro area: