Psychology is

Psychology is the study of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought. It is an academic discipline and a social science, which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

 Our intervention is based on:

  • An Observation / Evaluation of the Problematic Situation

  • Psychological Observation / Evaluation

  • Developmental Observation / Evaluation / Assessment

  • Orientation / Counselling Consultation

  • Therapeutic Consultation

 

Neuropsychology is

Pediatric neuropsychology is a professional specialty concerned with learning and behavior in relationship to a child’s brain. A pediatric neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how learning and behavior are associated with the development of brain structures and systems. Formal testing of abilities such as cognitive functions (memory and attention) and language skills assess brain functioning. The pediatric neuropsychologist conducts the evaluation, interprets the test results and makes recommendations. The neuropsychologist works in many different settings and may have different roles in the care of your child. Sometimes, the pediatric neuropsychologist is a case manager who follows the child over time to adjust recommendations to the child’s changing needs. We provide treatments such as cognitive rehabilitation, behavior management, and psychotherapy. The pediatric neuropsychologists also work closely with schools to help them provide appropriate educational programs for the child.

 

How Does a Neuropsychological Evaluation Differ From a School Psychological Assessment?

School assessments are usually performed to determine whether a child qualifies for special education programs or therapies to enhance school performance. They focus mainly on achievement and skills needed for academic success, whereas a neuropsychological assessment is performed when a child is experiencing difficulty with learning, attention, behavior, socialization or emotional control. A neuropsychological assessment is also performed in case of brain injury resulting from an accident, birth trauma or other physical stress.A Neuropsychological evaluation of a school-age child assesses these areas:

  • General Intellect

  • Achievement Skills such as Reading and Mathematics

  • Executive functioning skills such as organization, planning, inhibition, and flexibility

  • Attention, Learning, and Memory

  • Language

  • Visual Spatial Skills

  • Motor Coordination Skills

  • Behavioural and Emotional Functioning

  • Social Skills

  • Global Development.

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Ira Naeem

Clinical Psychologist