The Committee for Special Education (CSE) is hosting "Understanding the Neuropsychological Evaluation" on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Board Room A of the District Administration Building (located at 301 E. Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). Speakers will be Dr. Lauren Krivitzky (CHOP) and Dr. Emily Perlis (Private Practice).
Many families of children with special learning needs have been told by a physician or other specialist that their child may benefit from a neuropsychological or "neuropsych" evaluation. The goal of this presentation is to give the audience an introduction to the field of neuropsychology and describe the role of the neuropsychologist. Our aims are to provide an overview of what the goals of such an evaluation might be, what kinds of referrals we see, and what families can expect from the evaluation process. We also aim to explain the differences and similarities between a school-based evaluation and a private neuropsychological evaluation. Our presenters have experience with children with all types of medical, genetic, developmental and psychiatric diagnoses and in both hospital based and private practice settings. We will also include a panel of parents whose children have been through the process of neuropsychological evaluation in order to better understand the patient experience and perspective.
Questions? Contact the CSE at firstname.lastname@example.org.