Neuropsychology Contact number | 301-765-5430

Children’s National has some of the world’s foremost experts in care for children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders affecting the brain and central nervous system. Because we care exclusively for children, our specialists also understand how these conditions influence cognitive and neurological development in a child or teen that is still growing.

Neurodevelopmental conditions and traumatic brain injuries can affect how a child thinks, learns and behaves, and a treatment plan involves a multidisciplinary approach. Our care team includes specialists from various fields who work with you to develop a unique care plan for your child. We also consult with our colleagues in other divisions at Children’s National, and professionals and clinicians throughout the nation. Conditions we care for include:

Evaluation Services

The neuropsychology team can diagnose and treat children and teens with a known or suspected dysfunction of the brain. Each year, more than 1,000 children and teens are evaluated by our experts in the Neuropsychology Outpatient Evaluation Program.

Children’s is Changing Care for Kids

Division Chief Gerard Gioia, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in traumatic brain injuries, and his research has influenced the way mild traumatic brain injuries in children are treated.

An example of how our work is impacting care, Dr. Gioia helped launch the SCORE Program to help parents, coaches, and the medical community, recognize a potential concussion and know what to do when a concussion is suspected. It is one of the only programs in the greater Washington, DC, area that specializes in the evaluation and management of concussions in children and teens.

We also are helping to improve quality of life for young patients with an autism spectrum disorder. Patients and their families have access to additional resources and support through the division’s Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD).

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Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.

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Children’s National sees children from around the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, nation, and world who need the kind of specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer. No matter what your child needs, we can provide care that’s just right.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.

Related Care Services

Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.

Resources for Families

Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.

Resources for Providers

Children’s National Health System values the network of referring physicians and staff and offers resources for medical education and referring patients to Children’s National.