In some cases your child’s specialist or provider may request that your child have neuropsychological testing. A neuropsychologist is a psychologist with specialty training in the assessment of cognitive skills. Neuropsychologists utilize pencil and paper tests to assess a child’s skills in multiple areas of functioning including intelligence, memory, language, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing, motor abilities, emotional functioning, problem solving, organization and planning. Assessments typically occur over several sessions for 1-3 hours per visit, depending on the child’s age and ability. Following the course of an assessment, the neuropsychologist will provide both face to face feedback, as well as a written report.