The aim of paediatric neuropsychology is to diagnose and treat children and adolescents who present cognitive, behavioural and/or emotional problems that have an impact on the family environment and school learning. The paediatric neuropsychology service is aimed at school-aged children who present behavioural disorders or difficulties with learning or social skills as a result of acquired brain damage or neurodevelopmental disorders.
The programme includes:
Diagnostic assessment, by carrying out specific tests in order to establish a neuropsychological profile.
Neuropsychological rehabilitation to treat cognitive functions (attention, perception, memory, language, executive functions) and intervene in behavioural and emotional aspects (behaviour-changing techniques, psychotherapy and social skills training).
Education programme: intervention in the school and family, aimed at informing parents and teachers about the consequences of brain damage, instructing them on behaviour-changing techniques and guiding school intervention.
Cognitive rehabilitation through the Paediatric GuttmannNeuroPersonalTrainer (P-GNPT) using the cognitive telerehabilitation platform, a programme specifically designed by the Guttmann Neurorehabilitation Institute for the paediatric population.