Pediatric Asperger’s Neuropsychological Assessment

Jan 15, 18 Pediatric Asperger’s Neuropsychological Assessment

Pediatric Asperger’s neuropsychological assessment tests work to screen students to catch autism spectrum disorders early on. Some people can go for years without being diagnosed. If these conditions are caught early on, then patients can make adaptations just as early and avoid many of the issues that are associated with these conditions.

Patients grappling with Asperger’s Syndrome often deal with significant problems related to social situations as well as non-verbal communication. Repetitive behaviors usually begin at around two years of age, but it can be very difficult for parents to realize that these behaviors are something other than simply personality traits.

While screening students who don’t appear to have issues isn’t usually necessary, offering those who struggle with some aspect of school a screening can be an excellent way to help them learn more about themselves. This also helps to show that students are cared for. Those who may be struggling with Asperger’s Syndrome could potentially feel a sense of difference about who they are. This can be extremely uncomfortable.

Offering them a chance to learn that they have challenges in one or more areas could be empowering since diagnosing a condition usually leads to offering adaptations. Once students adopt certain adaptations, they can become more independent and less reliant on outside help. While social anxiety is a common facet of autism spectrum disorders in general, learning more about a condition goes a long way to reducing this kind of issue. As soon as these adaptations are in place, regular situations can also seem much less threatening.

If you need a pediatric neuropsychologist to perform an Asperger’s neuropsychological assessment, then consider the services of Joshua Shifrin. Dr. Shifrin practices in Livingston, New Jersey and in New City, New York. You can visit his virtual office online by pointing your browser to and use the contact page to get in touch. You can connect with them on Google+ for more updates!