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According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), autism spectrum disorders are characterized by the presence of severe impairment in a number of areas of development including reciprocal social interaction skills, communication skills and the presence of stereotyped behaviors and interest. This category includes Autistic Disorder, a broader category of

Neuropsychological treatment seeks to assist children, adolescents and adults with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological conditions to improve their daily functioning. For children and adolescents problem areas often include behavior problems (e.g., arguing with parents and teachers, aggression, and oppositional behavior), cognitive problems (e.g., disorganized thinking, poor planning and reasoning abilities, poor time

Who should seek services from a neuropsychologist? The types of concerns for which children may benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation include: Neurological conditions such as hydrocephalus, autism/Asperger’s Disorder, meningitis, brain tumors, genetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy,  Downs Syndrome, epilepsy. In each of these disorders there is damage or potential damage to the brain and the neuropsychological

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What is neuropsychology? Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that studies how the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis. Unlike the use of neuroimaging techniques such as MRI, CT scans and EEG where the focus is on nervous system structures, neuropsychology seeks to understand how the various components