Developmental Pediatrics includes treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties and Pediatric neuropsychology studies the relationship between brain health and behavior in children. The most common conditions & Issues referred for Neurodevelopmental or Neuropsychological Assessment includes Neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, disorders of movement, Head trauma, Attention-Deficit or Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavioral problems, Learning disorders, Developmental delay, Socialization difficulties, Chromosomal or Genetic disorders, Toxic exposure, Medical conditions such as metabolic disorders, HIV infection, liver disease, renal disease, sickle cell anemia, Perinatal trauma, etc.
Pediatric neuropsychologists work in any setting where children with central nervous system dysfunction are treated. This includes neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry practices as well as in hospital and outpatient settings. In addition to assessing and treating children with medical disorders such as traumatic brain injury, brain tumors or epilepsy, pediatric neuropsychologists work with children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, intellectual and developmental disorders (mental retardation), autism, or Aspergers syndrome.