Dirksen Center for Neurobehavioral Health


Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. In some cases, a child or adolescent may struggle in a certain area, making school and other activities more difficult. In other cases, a medical condition and/or its treatment affects cognition, or one's ability to learn and process information.

We integrate detailed neuropsychological data with medical, educational, and psychosocial information to create a profile of strengths and weaknesses that our patients, their care providers, their families, and their educators can use to direct and promote growth. Please read our FAQ page if you have questions about what is involved in clinical assessment.


Pediatric neuropsychology is a professional specialty concerned with learning and behavior in relationship to a child's brain. A pediatric neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how learning and behavior are associated with the development of brain structures and systems. (More)


Neuropsychological assessment can help when learning, attention, or behavior problems occur with medical problems that impact brain development, or when there is a sudden or unexplained change in a child's functioning. (More)



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