Behavioral Health


Neuropsychology

Definition and Services

The specialty of pediatric neuropsychology employs knowledge of the developing brain and its relationship to cognition and behavior in the evaluation and treatment of children with known or suspected neurological dysfunction. Specialists in pediatric neuropsychology are trained to diagnose and treat the cognitive and behavioral problems of the developing child as related to their neurological status.

Services include brief and in-depth evaluation, consultation to the referring professional to assist with ongoing management or treatment, and consultation with the family and patient.

Indications for Service

Neuropsychological evaluation is indicated for a variety of disorders including:

  • Problems of learning or behavior thought to be related to
    • Epilepsy
    • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Medical disorders which affect neurological functioning
    • Endocrine
    • Cardiac
    • Respiratory
    • Neoplasms
    • Neurotoxins
  • Psychiatric conditions that would be more fully understood with in-depth examination of neuropsychological factors

Read more about Pediatric Neuropsychology Services at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Psychology

Definition and Services

Services provided by pediatric psychologists may take many forms, depending on the nature of the problem. Assessment may consist of interviews, family and professional consultation, observations, and formal psychological testing.

Intervention may consist of:

  • Consultation with the family, pediatrician, medical staff, or school
  • Individual, sibling, group, or family therapy
  • Parent training/parent counseling, and behavior management
  • Direct participation in medical procedures
  • Relaxation training; instruction in pain management techniques

Indications for Service

Pediatric psychology services are provided for inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment for children from infancy through adolescence.

Typical difficulties, which are appropriate for evaluation and/or treatment, include:

  • Familial, behavioral, or emotional problems
  • Difficulty following medical treatment plans or adjustment to a medical condition
  • Cognitive, school, or learning problems

Read more about Pediatric Psychology Services at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

Psychiatry

Definition and Services

Psychiatry services are available to children through adolescence and their families for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns.

Conditions commonly treated at MWPH include:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Other behavior disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • A variety of developmental and medical conditions

Indications for Service

Based on findings, referrals for other on-site services may be recommended.

These services may include:

  • Psychology
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy

Outpatient appointments for psychological services, including formal psychological testing, consultation, and therapy, can be made by calling 410-367-2222.

         
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