Health Psychology

Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic


Provides diagnostic (cognitive and psychological) assessment for children and youth with known or suspected neurological or medical conditions that may affect CNS functioning. The results include a cognitive strength/weakness profile and specific treatment recommendations for medical, educational, vocational (age dependent), and social functioning.


  • Oftentimes, children and youth with neurological or other medical conditions experience cognitive difficulties.
  • These children and youth may require a specialized assessment with a provider able to interpret the relationship between the brain-based disorders and the cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning.
  • Treatment recommendations are aimed at maximizing functioning and minimizing distress.

Clinic entry requirements

  • Birth to 20
  • Known or suspected medical/neurological condition that relates to CNS functioning in some way. For example:
    • Seizures
    • Chromosomal/genetic abnormalities or suspected influence
    • TBI/Concussion
    • Anoxia/Ischemic events
    • History of low birthweight/Prematurity
    • Infectious history (e.g., meningitis, sepsis, toxic exposure or elevations, etc)
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Cancers
    • Systemic diseases
    • Muscular dystrophies
    • Craniofacial anomalies and syndromes
  • Exclusion criteria: Patient not more effectively served through LD/Cog or ADHD clinics.


  • Neuropsychologist is lead clinician
  • Services provided include:
    • A 4 hour (max) visit where a clinical interview, neuropsychological and psychological testing are conducted
    • An in-person therapeutic follow-up session, two weeks later, is provided for a detailed explanation of test results, diagnoses, and treatment recommendations. Youth, generally age 8 and up, are invited (at caregiver’s discretion including patient’s potential to benefit) for a strength-based feedback. In lieu of in-person sessions, follow-up sessions are provided via phone upon request.
    • Consultation with school districts is available to assist with continuity of care in translating the neuropsychological evaluation into real-world application
    • A formal report will be mailed within 3 weeks to the family and referring physician

Making a referral

A referral form must be completed and submitted by the child’s parent/guardian, primary care provider, or member of other agencies such as schools or by therapists.