Neuropsychological Evaluation Service provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation to children, adolescents and young adults. These evaluations can be used to help diagnose or rule out different conditions (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disorder, Autism) as well as to describe the impact of a condition (e.g., neurological condition such as epilepsy, hydrocephalus, neurofibromatosis, brain tumor) on a person’s functioning (social skills, learning, and academic functioning). These evaluations include detailed and specific assessments of neurocognitive abilities, including language, sensory-perceptual, spatial and motor, attention and higher order executive functioning. The assessments also provide an in-depth evaluation of a child's academic skills, adaptive and social and emotional functioning.

Why do we need neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation integrates the findings from the various domains discussed above, to arrive at an understanding of the brain behavior relationships and their impact on academic, behavioral, and life skills performance. This understanding yields results that lead to an appropriate and effective educational plan, treatment plan and/or transition plan for children, adolescents or young adult. The neuropsychological evaluation report includes information about:

  • How a child learns and processes information
  • Recommendation regarding educational approaches
  • Recommended strategies for abilities that support academic achievement and life skills such as social skills, pragmatic language, and executive function abilities
  • Recommended strategies for home
  • Anticipated problems as academic demands change
  • Recommendation for treatment planning
  • Recommended resources and referrals
  • Steps for transition planning and occupational direction

For Information, contact:

Preetika Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychological Evaluation Services
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Phone: 212-523-5554

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