What is Neuropsychology?
At Key Autism Services, our diagnostic program offers services to improve the psychological, social, and academic lives of children and young adults. Neuropsychological/psychological testing is designed to assess the individual’s strengths and weaknesses related to developmental, learning, attentional, and social-emotional concerns, as well as provide specific diagnoses such as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Speech Language Disorder, etc.
How We Can Help
We treat many different disorders. Some of these disorders include, but are not limited to the following:
Our Unique Process
Assessment begins with a parent intake, whereby information about the child is gathered via interview and questionnaires. Teacher information is also collected as part of the evaluation, and school observations can be scheduled to observe the individual in their natural setting. Testing is conducted or supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist and varies from child to child, though it typically takes between 6 – 9 hours over the course of two days. Testing may involve examination of any of the following: intelligence, language, academic achievement, visual-motor skills, memory and learning, attention, executive functioning, social-emotional functioning, and adaptive functioning.
Following completion of testing, a report with individual recommendations is generated, and the psychologist holds a feedback session to review results. The psychologist is also available to attend a school meeting to review the results and recommendations. Depending on the age of the child, a child feedback session may be appropriate.