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Neuropsychology


The Neuropsychology Department at Children’s Hospital Central California provides neuropsychological and neurocognitive evaluation and consultation services for children and young adults with disorders that are the result of the dysfunction of the central nervous system. Follow up services can include monitoring treatment outcomes, referring patient families for additional services and providing information and recommendations to the family for health, school and quality of life decisions.

Services Offered and Conditions Treated

  • Brain injury
    • Open and closed head injury
    • Near drowning and hypoxic injuries
  • Disease of the central nervous system
    • Encephalitis
    • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis
    • Meningitis
  • Epilepsy with central nervous system complications
  • Neuropsychiatric System Lupus Erythematosus (NPSLE)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Tumors of the brain
  • Leukemia
  • Neurovascular conditions
    • Stroke
    • AVM
    • Aneurysm
    • Moya moya syndrome
  • Chronic illness
    • Cystic fibrosis
  • Developmental disorders
  • Anoxia, hypoxia
  • Structural abnormalities of the brain
    • Dysplasia
    • Agenesis of the corpus callosum
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Patient/caregiver education and counseling
  • Academic, education, vocational placement
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Hypnosis and relaxation therapy

Diagnostic Services

  • Developmental screening
  • Educational assessment
  • Assessment of intellectual, cognitive and/or neurologic ability, including:
    • Language and verbal reasoning
    • Attention and concentration
    • Memory and learning
    • Sensation and perception
    • Visuospatial ability
    • Problem-solving
    • Abstract reasoning
    • Cognitive flexibility
    • Processing speed
    • Executive ability
    • Motor skills
    • Educational achievement
    • Emotional status
  • Medical Imaging
    • Sodium Amytal/Brevital studies – Wada procedure
  • Surgery
    • Electrocorticography – Intrasurgical Brain Mapping

Multidisciplinary Services