Can someone tell me what a neuropysch is?

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by nandz, May 11, 2010.

  1. nandz

    nandz Guest

    My son's dr is a pysch that also specializes in neurology..is that what you are talking about?
     
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    When you say psychiatric, do you mean psychiatrist or psychologist?

    A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who has specialized training in how the brain functions. He typically does testing in congnitive, educational and psychological functioning. A typical evaluation is 6 to 10 hours. Neuropsychologists can be found at children's and university teaching hospitals.
     
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    What smallmom said. They test for EVERYTHING rather than just listening to your complaints and observing a child who is usually not showing how he behaves in the short time you are together. It is a psychologist with special training in the brain, but a neurologist is a whole different ball of wax.
     
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