benefits of neuropsychology testing

Neuropsychological evaluations for kids

How can neuropsychological testing benefit my child? Testing can identify your child’s learning style and cognitive strengths. Additionally, an evaluation will help our neuropsychologists recommend adjustments to implement at school and/or at home. Furthermore, neuropsychological testing can help determine any appropriate therapies such as speech or Applied Behavior Analysis. My child has a recommendation for a neuropsychological evaluation, now […]

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Neuropsychological testing for kids at NSPT

A child receives a referral for neuropsychological testing when there are concerns about one or more areas of development. Certainly, these areas of concern can include cognition, academics, attention, memory, language, socialization, emotional regulation, behavioral concerns, motor difficulties, visual-spatial, and adaptive functioning. Testing can identify your child’s learning style and cognitive strengths. Lastly, through testing, our […]

Be Prepared for Winter Break

The holidays can be magical and peaceful, but it can also mean kids home from school on winter break, schedules thrown off, and too much candy! We’ve put together a few tips to help you enjoy this special time of year with the family: The benefit of old-fashioned toys According to NBC news, old-fashioned toys […]

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Bullying: Helping the Child who is the Bully

Written by: Erilda Borici, LCPC Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Clinical Advisor for Mental Health and Counseling The last days of summer are quickly approaching and that means that school is just around the corner. While many kids are looking forward to seeing their friends and teachers again, there are some kids who are dreading the return […]

A Small Break from Therapy – What’s the Big Deal?

Written by: Erilda Borici and Olivia Smith Now that warm weather has finally arrived, many children and families are eagerly awaiting the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer break. Summer is the perfect time of the year to play outside with friends and to enjoy family time.  It’s also an excellent opportunity to add additional therapy sessions to maintain progress made during […]

Language Development in Children with Down Syndrome

Language development for children diagnosed with Down Syndrome can be challenging and confusing. Factors such as cognitive and motor delays, hearing loss and visual problems can interfere with language acquisition. It’s important that a child’s caregivers provide a variety of opportunities to increase language development. Using many normal everyday activities can enhance the child’s language […]

Anxiety Disorders in Children

Although anxiety is often thought of as an adult problem, it’s also a childhood disorder. While children do not face the same life obstacles as adults, they have their own issues and struggles.  Anxiety may be rooted in a specific phobia, such as fear of the dark or fear of spiders, or it may be […]

Increase Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills

As we previously learned in our blog What Are Executive Functioning Skills?, executive functioning skills are what help all of us achieve goal-directed behaviors. They are the building blocks of successful planning, appropriate communication and relationships, and task-oriented behaviors.  To help your child increase his/her executive functioning skills, we must look at the whole child. […]