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A Parent’s Guide to the Differences Between a Psychoeducational and a Neuropsychological Evaluation, by Lindsay Whitman, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist

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Los padres de ni?os con diferencias de aprendizaje a menudo se enfrentan con la decisi?n de qu? tipo de evaluaci?n satisfar? mejor las necesidades de su hijo. Esta decisi?n es importante para garantizar que un ni?o reciba las intervenciones / apoyos que proporcionar?n el mayor potencial de ?xito.

UN evaluaci?n psicoeducativa usually includes an assessment of a child’s social history, intellectual abilities, and basic academic skills (reading, mathematics, spelling) as well as a psychological screening. A psychoeducational evaluation typically includes 2-4 hours of formal testing, depending on the school and/or individual approach of the clinician. The results of this type evaluation usually provide enough information to identify specific learning disabilities/differences as well as to pick up on clear psychological distress that is affecting a child’s functioning. A psychoeducational evaluation no provee los datos cl?nicos o psicom?tricos necesarios para capturar de manera confiable las dificultades cognitivas asociadas con la atenci?n o las debilidades del funcionamiento ejecutivo (por ejemplo, TDAH), el trastorno del espectro autista o dificultades psicol?gicas / sociales m?s sutiles. Este tipo de evaluaci?n proporcionar? recomendaciones para un aprendizaje muy general y apoyo de asesoramiento.

UN evaluaci?n neuropsicol?gica includes a detailed investigation of a child’s developmental, medical, social, and psychological history and an extensive testing battery that examines a child’s intellectual, academic, attention, executive functioning, language, visuospatial, visuoconstructional, memory, and fine motor skills. A detailed investigation of a child’s psychological/social functioning that includes both a clinical interview and a series of standardized parent, teacher, and self-report measures (if appropriate) is completed. This type of evaluation typically includes anywhere from 6 to 12 hours of testing. For many children, the inclusion of a direct classroom observation period is ideal and should be provided. The results of a neuropsychological evaluation are intended to identify not merely any intellectual or learning differences, but also any other cognitive or psychological difficulty that may be contributing to a child’s profile (e.g., language disorder, fine motor difficulties, attention problems). Data obtained in a neuropsychological evaluation will provide the information needed to generate a very comprehensive description of the child's learning and support needs. This description should be used to identify the specific learning/therapeutic interventions that will work best to support the explicit needs of the child.

Dra. Lindsay Whitman realiza evaluaciones neuropsicol?gicas integrales con ni?os, adolescentes y adultos j?venes (de 4 a 21 a?os). Una evaluaci?n neuropsicol?gica es m?s ?til para los padres que sospechan que su hijo o adolescente puede estar luchando con una diferencia de aprendizaje, retraso en el desarrollo, discapacidad intelectual o est? experimentando dificultades con la memoria, la atenci?n o las habilidades de funcionamiento ejecutivo (organizaci?n, planificaci?n). Este tipo de evaluaci?n integral tambi?n puede ser ?til para los ni?os que pueden estar luchando con dificultades conductuales, sociales y / o psicol?gicas (ansiedad, depresi?n) que parecen interferir con el funcionamiento cognitivo y / o acad?mico. Las evaluaciones neuropsicol?gicas pueden estar indicadas para un ni?o o adolescente en el que la raz?n de la dificultad no est? clara.

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