All of our neuropsychology faculty are licensed, doctoral-level psychologists with specialized training and expertise in understanding how different medical conditions can affect children’s thinking and learning — their “cognitive” skills and performance — their development, and their behavior. We work together with licensed Psychological Associates who assist with testing under the supervision of the licensed psychologist, and with doctoral students in psychology, pre-doctoral interns, and postdoctoral fellows who also see many patients under the faculty’s supervision.
With fourteen faculty members (and growing), the Pediatric Neuropsychology Program at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric neuropsychology programs in the country. We provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of medical, developmental, and neurological conditions.
Neuropsychological evaluations use assessment of a child’s cognitive functioning – typically in the context of brain injury or disease – to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, assess for changes in functioning, and guide treatment and school planning. The primary goals of evaluation are to help patients, their families, and the people who work with them to better understand their cognitive functioning, and to provide individualized recommendations to help them function better at school, home, and other day-to-day environments.
- Pediatric Neuropsychology FAQ (from the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology)