What to expect:

Pediatric neuropsychological evaluations assess age-appropriate abilities across all domains of functioning (see below). 

Pediatric neuropsychological evaluations can answer questions such as:

  1. Does my child have an attention disorder or learning disability?
  2. Are there ways I can support my child’s ongoing success in the classroom?
  3. How does my child’s medical condition impact their functioning, and what different supports are available in elementary, middle and high school?
  4. Is my child ready to transition to college?

Through a combination of parent interviews and structured activities (i.e. paper-and-pencil tasks, tasks on a tablet or computer), Dr. Ghilain will assess:

  • Overall Intellectual Functioning 
  • Language
  • Visual Perception
  • Attention/Concentration
  • Executive Functions (planning, organizing, self-monitoring, etc.)
  • Memory
  • Motor Skills
  • Academics
  • Adaptive Functioning (daily independence)
  • Emotional/Behavioral Functioning & Mood
  • Personality
Following the evaluation, Dr. Ghilain will provide any appropriate diagnoses, as well as recommendations for home, school, and community-based supports, if needed. She will also make referrals to other professionals who can help support your child’s ongoing success. This may include physical therapists (PTs), occupational therapists (OTs), speech/language therapists (SLTs), neurologists, psychologists or other medical professionals.