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What is a pediatric neuropsychologist?

Cognitive (thinking) problems such as communication, memory and attention can affect children in school and in life. At McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple, a pediatric neuropsychologist evaluates cognitive concerns to help children reach their potential. A pediatric neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist that has additional training in brain-behavior relationships and testing.

A pediatric neuropsychologist can:

  • Provide the correct diagnosis, which is needed to identify the right treatment
  • Identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses • Help medical planning
  • Help academic planning
  • Suggest possible relationships between test performance and brain functioning

What can I expect during my child's first appointment?

During the initial appointment, parents meet with the neuropsychologist to discuss concerns. After this conversation, a plan is developed. Most often, testing with the child is scheduled. The testing involves a paper and pencil, question and answer format, very similar to school tasks

How do I schedule an appointment?

Children ages 7 and older can be evaluated by our neuropsychologist. Call 254.724.5823 today for more information.