What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

A Neuropsychological evaluation helps parents, teachers, physicians and therapists better understand a child’s processing strengths and weaknesses by integrating specialized cognitive, academic and psychological testing with neurological, academic and developmental history. The goal of an assessment is to provide useful diagnostic information and practical recommendations that support a child’s functioning. Children referred for neuropsychological evaluation may struggle with learning, attention, emotion, behavior, and/or developmental issues that interfere with personal success. Testing can help with decisions regarding academic placement, classroom accommodations and supportive services. Children seeking admission to schools or enrollment into gifted programs are also excellent candidates for individualized testing.

About Dr. Raizner

Dr. Randi Raizner is a licensed psychologist who has an extensive background in neurocognitive disorders, behavior and child development. She specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of children in early childhood through young adulthood. After working as a research assistant at the Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Raizner moved to Texas where she obtained a doctoral degree with dual specialization in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. She acquired additional training at The Regents Center for Learning Disorders and The Marcus Institute at Emory University. After completing an internship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Raizner earned a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through The University of Texas-Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery. She served as Teaching Staff in the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas-Health Science Center and Memorial-Hermann Hospital. Dr. Raizner has worked as a consultant at The Parish School, a specialized school for children with language and learning differences, for many years and regularly receives referrals from local special needs, private and public schools, physicians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and mental health practitioners.

What Can A Neuropsychological Evaluation Assess?

  • Intelligence
  • Attention
  • Academic Achievement
  • Processing Speed
  • Planning & Organization
  • Impulsivity
  • Problem Solving
  • Language Functioning
  • Visual-Spatial Skills
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Memory
  • Social Skills
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Behavior