Children's Neuropsychological Services

Preparation

What you tell your child about a neuropsychological assessment depends on their age and the presenting problem. Keep explanations brief and related to problems they are experiencing. For example, "the doctor will help you with your reading problems," or "the doctor can help you feel less nervous about taking tests." There are no invasive or painful procedures involved in neuropsychological assessment. The best way to prepare for an assessment is to relax the night before your appointment, get a good night’s sleep, and eat a balanced breakfast in the morning. There is no way to study for a neuropsychological examination. Dress comfortably and be sure to bring glasses, hearing aids, or any other assistive devices needed. If your child takes regular medication (e.g., stimulant medication) please check with the neuropsychologist to discuss dosage scheduling before your appointment.

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233 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois   60611

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13429
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Phone: 312.845.KIDS (5437)
Fax: 773.472.3414