A neuropsychological evaluation can help identify if your child or teen has a medical condition that can impact their performance at school or on standardized tests. With a diagnosis, you can seek accommodations to help them continue their studies as normally as possible.
Whereas the neurological evaluation is primarily concerned with physical changes to the brain or basic cognition, the neuropsychological exam comprehensively evaluates cognitive functions to help identify the nature of the injury as well as make recommendations for treatment. These evaluations help assess how the brain has been affected and what areas of functioning are impacted.
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When a child or teen has a concussion, is involved in a head injury or has epilepsy, one of the most important parts of their treatment is having a neuropsychological evaluation. This evaluation can help you seek testing or study accommodations for school or standardized tests, as well as monitor their progress during rehabilitation. Our neuropsychologists can perform a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation to assess your child’s medical condition and make recommendations for an effective treatment plan.
As children develop from infancy through early adulthood, the skills they need to succeed change as well. Using this developmental framework, our neuropsychologists offer 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:
Each type of evaluation shares a core assessment of common neuropsychological abilities, but the specific measures, goals, and recommendations generated from the various evaluations target the individual’s needs at their developmental level.
It is difficult to define specifically when to come for a neuropsych evaluation based on a medical condition as there are a variety of medical conditions that might have neuropsychological sequela. Most often, parents or individuals consult with her primary care physician, psychiatrist, or neurologist and are referred for further evaluation. In addition, some individuals who experience difficulties with attention, memory, and cognitive speed following medical issues also seek out neuropsychological evaluations.
To better meet the needs of the child, our neuropsychologists have incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of our offices, whether at home or in school. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of both the child and their environment, and enables in-vivo consultation with school or home personnel that are influential in the child’s life.
Although we do not accept insurance, some clients with out-of-network benefits are able to secure reimbursement for services.
Licensed Neuropsychologist in New York State
Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist working in the New York area who specializes in seeing children with a variety of neuropsychological and cognitive deficits as well as various medical issues.
After receiving his bachelors in psychology from Lander’s College, he pursued his doctorate in School Psychology at St. John’s University, and trained in Columbia University Medical Center and the Center for Applied Psychology during his internship year.
He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he conducted neuropsychological evaluations for childhood cancer patients and survivors, to help them reach their potential despite their challenges.
Dr. Malkin is originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and three children.
Dr. Ben Malkin provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess a child’s cognitive profile – used to create a personalized treatment plan which optimizes the child’s development at home, school or other settings.Hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week