Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Evaluations of Children

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Evaluations of Children

Joseph Frey is a respected Augusta, GA, clinical psychologist who handles a wide range of domestic relations issues and evaluates people in court-ordered custody and visitation matters. Joseph Frey also has experience in the Augusta, GA, community performing psychoeducational evaluations.

Two common types of assessments of children are neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations. The latter focuses on whether the child has a learning disability that hinders his or her capacities for learning. It includes assessments of information processing, academic achievement, and cognitive functioning, with an emphasis on identifying behavioral and emotional imbalances. These are in turn tied to their impact on the child’s chances of academic success.

By contrast, the neuropsychological assessment focuses on a more complex series of considerations than learning disabilities that may be impairing overall cognitive functioning. Potential issues evaluated include brain dysfunction and brain injury.

Comprehensive psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations typically take a minimum of five hours and are often spread out over two or more days. They should be performed by licensed psychologists with the proper training for these specialized examinations.