Neuropsychological study of children's learning disorders

Written by: Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿That is the neuropsychological test


Within the valuation problems Early Learning is fundamentally a study conducted neuropsychological. This study includes a series of psychological test with different cognitive areas that evaluated to determine and quantify its affectation and participation in the problem and at the same time to schedule a custom psychological and cognitive therapy.

¿When should be performed


In all patients with problems of lagging children's learning, behavior problems, with attention deficit or hyperactivity, low academic achievement, poor literacy or verbal comprehension or sensory integration problems, one should study performed neuropsychological. These tests must be targeted and personalized for each patient as a function of clinical suspicion and conducted by experienced professionals in this field.

¿Which aspects are evaluated


must be globally assess different cognitive areas as the total intellectual, verbal and manipulative skills, visual and auditory attention, the memory of work, language, vocabulary, reasoning, motor planning, executive functions, visuospatial functions and visual motor, perceptual reasoning, auditory discrimination, visual gnosis, tactile and auditory and praxias motor and ideomotor. Also be assessed emotional and behavioral aspects, which may be primary or reactive and may be involved in cognitive performance or behavior.

¿What problems should be identified


These neuropsychological test helps us to define cognitive areas that are affected and which are not. This information is important to approach the neuropsychological diagnosis. Syndromes will give different results in different patterns of strengths and weaknesses in the evidence.

The results provide us a very useful information, but this should be evaluated in a global context with the rest of the patient's medical history and relevant laboratory tests. We must not confuse the making of a neuropsychological profile with a clinical diagnosis completely.

The test helps us to evaluate different syndromes like of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( ADHD), learning simple delays, language delays, dyslexia, dysgraphia, discalculias, slurred speech and language or developmental dyspraxia.

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By Dr. Juan Antonio Cruz Velarde

Dr. Cruz Velarde completed his training in Neurology at the Gregorio Marañón Hospital in Madrid in 2000 and completed his training in Care Management and Quality at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He is an expert in the study and treatment of cognitive impairment and problems of childhood learning and ADHD (children over 5 years). He has developed and worked in different Assistance Programs in the private health insurance sector in Madrid (Sanitas) in the children, cerebrovascular and geriatric care areas. Work experience with assistance networks and scientific methodology for assessment and evaluation of health technologies. Training in child neurodevelopment and learning and behavior disorders. Neurometabolism. Neuropsychology and Cognitive Stimulation. Integrates non-pharmacological therapies such as behavioral optometry, central auditory processing, Padovan, Laterality Development, Sensorial Integration, Ortomolecular Therapy, Neurogenetics, Neurofeedback and Neurorehabilitation. He is currently Director of Neuronae, Institute of Functional Neurobiology in Madrid, where he integrates neurometabolic aspects and neurophysiological studies of the main neurological syndromes and works in the care network with different centers of reference in neurological treatments at a national level.

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