"If only I would have known sooner!"
"Is it too late?"
"I thought Maddy would have grown out of it by now!"
As a pediatric clinical neuropsychologist, I have heard these comments over and over again. It saddens me that many parents do not know where to turn for information when they know that something is not "quite right." In addition, many parents do not know what questions to ask their child's pediatrician or teacher when they think that something is a "bit off."
This blog is for parents and other caregivers of children to enhance your knowledge about thinking and psychological difficulties that your child may have from ages 4 to 18. We will talk about the different types of assessments used to help children, and also cover topics about attention and concentration, memory, and executive functioning skills, i.e., planning and organizational skills, time management skills. In addition, we will discuss evidence-based accommodations used to level the playing field if your child has significant difficulties within school. This information should help you understand the nature of any problems you may suspect your child is having. You will then be able seek out the appropriate help from healthcare professionals and educators who are working with your child.