Children’s Hospital Boston 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, our 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.
In the Neuropsychology Program, clinical assessment is approached from a neurodevelopmental systems perspective which addresses:
- the child as a whole
- the child in various contexts (social, cultural, familial, academic and societal)
- the neural substrates of behavior
- psychological processes
- developmental changes in brain and behaviors
Our assessment strategy emphasizes the close relationship among:
- evaluation and management
- broad-based data gathering
- integration of issues of diversity and culture
- ecologically-valid interventions
- parent/child/teacher education
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.