|Neuropsychological Assessment and Physician Referrals
Pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists and other professionals often refer children and adults for a neuropsychological assessment because of one or more problems:
Neuropsychological Evaluation and School Psychological Assessment
School assessments are usually performed to determine whether a child
qualifies for special education programs or therapies to improve or enhance
school performance. They focus on achievement and skills needed for academic
success. Generally, they do not specifically test for or diagnose learning
or behavior disorders caused by altered brain function or development.
The findings of a neuropsychological evaluation, with parent permission,
are often shared with the school Child Study Team to provide greater
diagnostic clarity as well as recommendations for treatment including suggestions for classroom management and social adjustment. Dr. Tignor is available to speak directly to the child's teacher or case manager, and often attends I.E.P. meetings at the parents' request.