What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships and the understanding of how human behavior, cognition, and emotions relate to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. A clinical neuropsychologist is a doctoral-level psychologist who has special expertise in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships.

Specialized Knowledge

Each pediatric neuropsychologist has a doctoral degree in psychology and work in private practices and hospitals. They also complete a 2-year fellowship in neuropsychology. They work in conjunction with a child’s doctor to diagnose conditions and provide therapy and academic interventions when necessary.

How do I know if my child needs a neuropsychological evaluation?

At Cure 4 The Kids, our team of doctors and neuropsychologists work together when determining whether a child should have a neuropsychological assessment. An evaluation may occur if your child has:

  • A brain injury from trauma to the head, stroke, an infection or lack of oxygen.
  • Medical diagnoses such as genetic disorders, childhood cancer or a catastrophic childhood disease.
  • Neurological disorders
  • Brain trauma, stroke or infection
  • Autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder

What does a Neuropsychological evaluation involve?

A neuropsychological evaluation looks at behavior, thinking skills, and social-emotional functioning. The neuropsychologist will work directly one on one with your child and will collaborate with your child’s physician. The tests depend on the skills of the child but typically include problems that measure the following:

  • Intelligence
  • Visual Perception
  • Control of body movements
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Aggressive and impulsive behavior
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention and memory
  • Social skills
  • Planning and organization
  • Processing speed
  • Attention and memory
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In 2019, we ranked as #23 among the nation’ top 50 Non Profit organizations

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Best Cancer Treatment Center and Best Charity Event (Circus Couture).


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We believe every child is entitled to the best treatment options that modern science has to offer. This is why we also place a great emphasis on raising money to support access to these trials for all children.