Difference between Developmental Pediatrician and neuropsychologist Doctor

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by DramaQueenLucy, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. DramaQueenLucy

    DramaQueenLucy New Member

    What is the difference between the two kinds can the Developmental Pediatrician diagnose as well as a neuropsychologist Doctor? I goggled to find a NueroPsych doctor and this came up http://tulsadevelopmental.com/index_about.htm but it is a developmental pedi now there are others in the same office that are psychologist, psychiatrist?
  2. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    A neuropsychologist, who is a clinical psychologist with extra training in the brain-behavior connection, will tell you through cognitive testing exactly what you're dealing with. The evaluation is typically 6 to 10 hours.

    A developmental pediatrician, who is a medical doctor, will not do that type of intensive testing, but may be very helpful in the management and treatment of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) symptoms. We did not find a developmental pediatrician particularly helpful with our kids' mood issues, but that may just have been our experience.
  3. DramaQueenLucy

    DramaQueenLucy New Member