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  • Pediatric Neuropsychology Service

  • The Pediatric Neuropsychology Service was developed by the Neuropsychology Program at Rhode Island Hospital to meet the growing need for comprehensive and integrated assessments of children with brain and central nervous system dysfunction.We focus on children and adolescents with a diverse range of medical, neurological, and neurodevelopmental disorders that impact thinking, learning, or socio-behavioral functioning. We also evaluate some adults with developmental or medical disorders dating from childhood.

    Neuropsychological problems can affect learning, memory, organization, attention, and the regulation of emotions/behavior. A neuropsychological evaluation can help a child's family, doctor, teacher and therapists provide support and assistance to meet the child's unique needs. Neuropsychological evaluations may include testing of:

    • Intellectual functioning
    • Academic skills
    • Language
    • Visual spatial skills
    • Memory
    • Attention
    • Processing speed
    • Executive functioning
    • Sensorimotor functioning
    • Behavioral and emotional adjustment

    Children are referred to the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service by people within and outside Rhode Island Hospital, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, other physicians and nursing personnel and school systems. Our team consults with a wide variety of professionals in medical, educational, and mental health settings. Our goal is to help families and providers better understand a child's strengths and weaknesses in order to help a child learn, grow and reach his or her potential.

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    Rhode Island Hospital 401-444-4515 Director: Geoffrey Tremont, PhD
    Assistant Director, Child Division: Christine Trask, PhD