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The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital is a global leader in addressing the mental, emotional and biological aspects of brain disorders. Our commitment to evidence-based medicine—treatment regimens that have been proven effective through scientific research—and our belief that every child should be treated as an individual, not solely a recipient of treatment, make a lasting difference for patients and families in our care.
For more than 35 years, Boston Children's Neuropsychology Program has worked with children and families affected by brain and central nervous system disorders, injuries and diseases. Our clinicians have a wealth of expertise applying their understanding of brain-behavior relationships and development to help children and adolescents think, function and learn.
Boston Children’s Hospital is home to one of the world's most accomplished pediatric psychiatry programs. Our Neuropsychology Program helps patients cope with problems of learning, memory, organization and emotional control resulting from brain injuries or neurological disorders.
If your child is living with brain or central nervous system damage or dysfunction, our expert clinicians can help evaluate her symptoms, connect you with other specialists throughout the hospital and work with you—and your child—to devise an effective treatment plan that takes all of your family's needs into consideration.
Boston Children's Neuropsychology Program team will work to assess your child's:
In addition, we will help you and your family:
By partnering with your family as key members of our treatment team, we can make a comprehensive assessment of your child's individual situation and provide critical tools to help your child lead a happy and fulfilling home, school and social life.
In the Neuropsychology Program at Boston Children's, clinical assessment is approached from a neurodevelopmental systems perspective which addresses:
Our assessment strategy emphasizes the close relationship among:
We believe in treating the “whole child,” by addressing not only the cognitive symptoms of your child's illness, but also the emotional, educational and social needs of your entire family.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”