Neuropsychological evaluation is a testing method through which a neuropsychologist can acquire data about a person's cognitive, motor, behavioral, language and executive functioning. In the hands of a well-trained neuropsychologist, such data can provide information leading to the diagnosis of a cognitive, psychiatric, developmental deficit and/or to the confirmation of a diagnosis as well as to the localization of organic abnormalities in the central nervous system (CNS); the data can also guide effective treatment methods for the rehabilitation of patients.
A developmental evaluation includes an in-depth assessment of a child's overall developmental functioning.
A psychoeducational evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of a student's functioning in four major areas: 1) Cognitive and learning aptitude. 2) Academic achievement. 3) Processing skills. 4) Emotional, behavioral, personality and environmental factors.
Stacey Cohen-Maitre, Ph.D.
Specializing in Diagnostic Assessment and Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Neurodevelopmental and Learning Disabilities