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What Do Neuropsychological Testing Results Mean?
The results of a Neuropsychological Evaluation will
be extremely beneficial for your child.
By comparing their test scores to the
general population, the neuropsychologist
is able to construct a personalized
profile of your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
The benefits to such an analysis include:
Uncovering the reasons why
your child might be experiencing problems in school.
Every child has his or her own unique learning
style; what works for one child might be
ineffective for another. Thus, a child
might encounter difficulties in reading
because of a language disorder, an auditory
processing problem, a reading disability
or an attention issue.
The results of the neuropsychological assessment can help
the pediatric neuropsychologist to design
specific interventions that will
focus upon your child's strengths. Skills
that need work are also identified,
and recommendations to strengthen these areas
Identifying a child's specific learning
disability can ensure that the child is receiving
appropriate treatment. Each childhood disorder manifests
itself in patterns of strengths
and weaknesses, and affects different
areas of the brain. This assessment specifically
tests these areas in order to determine if there is
a weakness present.
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