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What are the Roles and Functions of a School Neuropsychologist?

Roles and Functions:
  • Provide neuropsychological assessment and interpretation services to schools for children with known or suspected neurological conditions.
  • Assist in the interpretation of neuropsychological findings from outside consultants or medical records.
  • Seek to integrate current brain research into educational practice.
  • Provide educational interventions that have a basis in the neuropsychological or educational literature.
  • Act as a liaison between the school and the medical community for transitional planning for TBI and other health impaired children and adolescents.
  • Consult with curriculum specialists in designing approaches to instruction that more adequately reflect what is known about brain-behavior relationships.
  • Conduct inservice training for educators and parents about the neuropsychological factors that relate to common childhood disorders.
  • Engage in evidenced-based research to test for the efficacy of neuropsychologically- based interventions (Miller, 2007).

  • Miller, D. C. (2007). Essentials of school neuropsychological assessment. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.