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In this video, I discuss what I believe to be the #1 most important factor when choosing a neuropsychologist. Neuropsychs are people who test children with a wide net to help figure out exactly what’s going on.
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Stop. Perler.com. I have an education coach executive function coaching Boulder Colorado. And I’m here today to talk a little bit about narrow Sykes neuropsychologist. So I want to say I love nurse. I think that they serve a very important role and I know some of them locally and what I think they’re really amazing for is that they they cast a wide net when they test kids. So if you don’t if you’re not familiar with nervous like basically what happens if you’re concerned about your child, do you want to figure out what’s going on with them you go to nervous. I can nurse like dad’s in exhaustive battery of tests. Usually that takes place over a couple of days and they really get to know your child very well and they can really find out really pinpoint things that are difficult to figure out so that you can decode your child better and serve your child better so that they can have a better future sonor Sykes usually or two or three or four thousand dollars for Neuropsych evaluation and the reason I’m making this video is because I was just having breakfast with with an old client parent friend of mine. And she said that they had gone to a neuropsych and she said we paid $3,000 to figure out that he was a narcissist and we already knew that and could have told him that free any so sometimes parents come back from a neuropsych eval and really don’t feel like it was worth the money and sometimes they they come back and they feel like it’s a game-changer. So what I’m here to do in this video is tell you the number one most important thing that I think that you should do when you are looking for a neuropsych. So if you are thinking about going to nurse like in your calling the nearest sex in your area and you really want to get a good one, you can look for somebody who’s reputable but that may or may not pan out anyway, because just because the reputable just like in any industry doesn’t mean that they’re going to meet your needs. So, but anyhow, you’re so don’t don’t think that just because somebody isn’t well-known or that they’re newer don’t think that they might not have the skill TV what they needed fact if they’re new or they may even be better at it than some people who’ve been around for a while. I really depends on the connection that you have with that person any of my number one most important tip in my opinion and I am not a neuropsych but I have read a ton of neuropsych reports and have communicated with tons of them and I’ll talk to parents about this stuff exactly. But my the biggest number one piece of advice in terms of choosing a neuropsych is this ask them what they do after the evaluation with you? Here’s why What I’ve seen a lot is that parents go they paid two or three thousand bucks to get a neuropsych eval the they sit down with them after the thing is over at the nurse like spend a little bit of time with them but the parents heads are spinning the nearest like is using all of this language that the family is not familiar with me while their head is spinning. They’re sitting there hearing all this language that they’re not familiar with getting all of the all of its input about what just happened about the results of of the eval and they can’t make sense of it. It’s too short of a. Of time so they go home big giant Report with a bunch of paper. They the family start reading through the papers. I get a lot of emails where families will email me and say can you help us to figure out what this means? So I’ve gone through a lot of these because they don’t have they don’t know what it means. It’s it’s written and it’s written in English, but it’s written in neuropsych talk a lot of it and then a neuropsych Evaluation is usually what happens is they give the family a stack of papers. It’s all stapled together and it goes through the different results with test. Meanwhile families don’t know how it what the tests are how to decipher the results what to compare them to and then it has it has sort of the intake information and then it has feedback. Sometimes honestly the feedback that I’m looking through looks like it’s just cut and pasted like they and that probably is and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But you wanted as customized to your job as possible and then it how often has recommendation. So basically what you want and then going back to my number one piece of advice is you want a neuropsych who after it’s done they sit down with you they spend a significant amount of time going over it with you. You’re not walking out of that office with your head spinning wondering what just happened what this is all about and not being able to decipher that you actually had Useful information, you know how to go through that report? Because they have walked you through it. They spent time with you. They’ve helped explain it to you just paid them a lot of money. You should be walking out of that office with answers not more questions and not confusion. So my number one piece of advice is ask them. What they do after the veils over, how do they help you understand? What’s going on? How much time do they spend with you? What if you have a question a week later? Are they going to charge you $300 an hour to ask a question on the phone? Are they going to charge you to come back in? Are they going to do a free? I’m not saying any of those are bad. But you want to be clear on the situation. If a week later a month later, you’re you’ve talked to the school. You’re trying to understand the report better. You really trying to get key information so you can help your child. Are they going to be able to help you in a way that works for you? So to wrap up my number one piece of advice when picking a neuropsych is to ask them what they do after the evaluation to communicate to you the meaning of the evaluation in a meaningful and purposeful way that you can use to help your child with that. I hope you have a fantastic day. Again. 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