Child Neuropsychological  Assessment

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Neuropsychological assessments are requested to help understand how the different areas and systems of the brain are working. An assessment is usually recommended when there are changes with memory, other thinking skills, or behaviour, or if a particular strength or delay in development is observed. There may be cognitive or behavioural changes that have been observed by the child or other people in their life. These changes may include changes in concentration, organisation, planning, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality. 

What is a neuropsychological assessment used for?
◦ Profile a child/adolescent’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses to guide rehabilitation or educational/vocational planning.
◦ Inform or clarify a diagnosis, or explore mild levels of cognitive impairment.

◦ Identifying and planning recommendations for children or adolescents who may be experiencing difficulties with aspects of their cognition including memory,   attention, learning, language, executive function or visuospatial analysis.

◦ Document changes in functioning from prior assessments, including after relevant therapy or strategies have been put in place.
◦ To determine appropriate management, including referrals to other specialists, such as clinical psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists or social workers.

 ◦ Pre- and/or post-surgical neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents with a diagnosis of epilepsy or brain tumour, etc.

Neuropsychological tests used include:

Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children - V

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - III

Delis-Kaplan Executive Function Scales

Children's Memory Scale

Test of Everyday Attention for Children - 2

Other specialised tests are employed as required 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessment includes:

Connors - 3 Questionnaire

Neuropsychological assessments at Sage are often completed in conjunction with specific educational assessments. For more information, click here. 

To learn more or to book an assessment, call Sage Clinical Psychology on 0458 507 772 or contact us here