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Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological Testing

If your child has troubling issues with their emotions, cognition, or behavior, neuropsychological testing can help uncover the underlying reason. The top-rated medical specialists at Advanced Pediatrics offer neuropsychological testing in their Vienna, Virginia, office to make it easy to get crucial testing and solutions from experts you can trust. Call the office or book your child’s appointment using the provided online scheduling feature today.

Neuropsychological Testing Q & A

What is neuropsychological testing?

Neuropsychological testing includes a group of neurological and psychological tests that can determine areas where and why a child has emotional, mental, or behavioral difficulties. The tests can also identify your child’s unique strengths. 

Neuropsychological tests are noninvasive, and the Advanced Pediatrics specialists create a comfortable environment for your child to undergo any necessary testing. 

When might my child need neuropsychological testing?

Advanced Pediatrics might recommend neuropsychological testing if your child experiences difficulties in areas such as:

  • Focus and concentration
  • Self-control
  • Memory
  • School performance
  • Mood

Children often benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation if these issues cause problems at home or school. 

What does neuropsychological testing include?


Neuropsychological testing evaluates areas including:

  • Intellectual abilities
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Visual-spatial skills
  • Visual-motor communication
  • Language
  • Emotional function
  • Behavioral function
  • Social function 

The testing usually includes an interview with you or other close family member as well as a thorough medical history review.

During neuropsychological testing, a trained medical care specialist provides a series of tests, such as puzzles, paper-pencil tasks, and computer objectives. Their test provider thoroughly explains each test, and is there to help if your child has questions. You’ll stay in a separate waiting area.

When do I get results from my child’s neuropsychological testing?

Advanced Pediatrics schedules a follow-up appointment to discuss results. The results can help your child’s medical care providers make or confirm a diagnosis, plan treatment, or formulate a recommendation for safety and success at home and school. 

Your child and family derive enormous benefits from neuropsychological testing because it allows their pediatricians to better tailor a care plan for your child’s individual needs. 

After confirming your child’s diagnosis and learning the recommended treatment approach, your child may start medication for a condition like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychological counseling, or other types of treatment. 

How can I prepare my child for neuropsychological testing?

You can share as much information with your child as you feel comfortable with. Some parents explain it as testing to find the most effective learning strategies. Mention that nobody gets every answer right and that trying their best is what matters most.

It’s also important to emphasize that neuropsychological testing isn’t scary or painful, and tell them there are no vaccinations or injections. 

Book your child’s neuropsychological evaluation through online scheduling or call Advanced Pediatrics today.