Neuropsychology

Treatment and Support for Serious Cognitive Symptoms

Mary Bridge Children's Neuropsychology Services work with other Mary Bridge Children's and MultiCare providers to help children and teens with conditions related to serious brain impairment or injury, including:

  • Traumatic brain  injury, stroke and encephalitis
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Genetic conditions, such as sickle-cell disease and neurofibromatosis
  • Cerebral palsy, prematurity/low birth weight or other birth complications
  • Treatment-related consequences of brain tumors, leukemia and other cancers

We work closely with a child's other providers, as well as the child's family, to provide each child with the necessary care for their symptoms.

How We Help

A neuropsychologist is a psychologist with specialty training in assessing cognitive skills, such as intelligence, memory, language, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing, motor abilities, emotional functioning, problem solving, organization and planning.

Our team of neuropsychology experts provides evaluation, education, consultation and intervention services for our patients and their families. We see children of all ages from infancy through adolescence, as well as young adults (up to age 21) who remain under the care of a Mary Bridge Children's specialty provider.

Services we provide include:

  • Inpatient consultative services for patients in Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
  • Neuropsychological evaluation for children with health care conditions impacting cognitive functioning including infection, seizures, metabolic disorders, cancer, stroke, endocrine disorders, concussion and head injury.
  • Neuropsychological evaluation for children with serious developmental disabilities.

We offer one-time neuropsychological consultations, as well as more comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that take place over the course of several visits.  Learn more about what to expect when your child comes to see us.

Note that we do not provide assessments for otherwise healthy children being evaluated for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We may see children with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability on a case-by-case basis with a referral from another specialist to provide second opinions or evaluate how the child's level of function may affect their medical treatment.

Referral Process

A doctor's referral is required to make an appointment with us. Once we receive a referral, our nursing staff reviews it to determine the appropriate next steps and resources. We do accept patients from outside of Mary Bridge Children's and MultiCare. If your child has been referred to us from outside of the MultiCare system, your child's medical records/referral information must also be received prior to their visit.