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Getting to the heart of the matter in order to treat it.
To help your child develop fully, our hospital has a team of skilled pediatric neuropsychologists who are specially trained to diagnose, assess and treat health issues related to abnormal child development as well as medical, psychiatric and neurologic conditions.
Working closely and in collaboration with other specialists at Florida Hospital for Children, our neuropsychologists tap into the collective expertise of behavioral neurologists, pediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and physicians.
While one of the most common conditions our neuropsychologists tackle is Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they treat a range of disorders, including learning problems such as dyslexia, language problems and difficulties with coordination as well as Asperger’s Disorder, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and conditions that stem from head injuries, concussions or exposure to toxic substances.
Other conditions treated at the hospital include:
Complex Adoptive Youth
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Based on the results of comprehensive assessments and diagnosis, our neuropsychologists may recommend a range of approaches, including therapy, counseling and clinical treatment. Special educational placement or medication may also be recommended.
The overarching goal is to determine the root cause of your child’s behavioral health issues so it can be treated effectively using the most proven treatments, therapies and techniques available so your child has the best chance for a happy, healthy life.
Meet the Medical Director
Michael Westerveld, Ph.D.
Working in close collaboration with the hospital’s entire neuroscience team, Dr. Westerveld directs the diagnosis and treatment of developmental, medical, psychiatric and neurological conditions that affect children and young adults, including behavioral, social, academic and language disorders. He is a well-respected author, lecturer and panelist in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and serves as associate clinical professor at the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine.