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Neuropsychology help needed if autism?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: May be useful

Neuropsychology is a way of pinpointing parts of the brain that are functioning well or poorly.
For example, it may show that visual information is much more useful to a child than is auditory informatoin. By mapping out strengths and weaknesses, the neuropsychologist may be able to help parents and teachers find better ways to help a child with autism to learn.

In brief: May be useful

Neuropsychology is a way of pinpointing parts of the brain that are functioning well or poorly.
For example, it may show that visual information is much more useful to a child than is auditory informatoin. By mapping out strengths and weaknesses, the neuropsychologist may be able to help parents and teachers find better ways to help a child with autism to learn.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely yes

Dsm-v will look at autism spectrum disorders with stricter criteria and specific and more detailed considerations of levels of functioning and impairment.
Neuropsychological assessment for documentation of functioning and eligibilty for treatment and other services will likely be needed even more. These are complex children/adults with varying motor, language, cognitive and emotional functioning.

In brief: Most likely yes

Dsm-v will look at autism spectrum disorders with stricter criteria and specific and more detailed considerations of levels of functioning and impairment.
Neuropsychological assessment for documentation of functioning and eligibilty for treatment and other services will likely be needed even more. These are complex children/adults with varying motor, language, cognitive and emotional functioning.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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