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Behavioral Health Neuropsychology

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter In Order To Treat It.

To help your child develop fully — body, mind and spirit — our skilled pediatric neuropsychologists are here to diagnose, assess and treat health issues related to abnormal child development as well as medical, psychiatric and neurologic conditions. Our focus is to look at the cognitive and behavioral effects of complex medical conditions. These include ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries and more.

Working closely and in collaboration with other pediatric specialists at AdventHealth for Children, formerly 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.

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Diagnosis and Treatment

While one of the most common conditions our pediatric 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 autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and conditions that stem from head injuries, concussions or exposure to toxic substances.

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Complex Adoptive Youth
  • Concussion
  • Dyslexia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Transplant
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Based on the results of comprehensive assessments and diagnosis, our pediatric neuropsychologists may recommend a range of approaches, including therapy, counseling and clinical treatment. Special educational placement or medication may also be recommended. Our overarching goal is to determine the root cause of your child’s behavioral health issue and use the most proven treatments, therapies and techniques available to give your child the best chance for a happy, healthy life.

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A word from Our Medical Director

Dr. Michael Westerveld

Dr. Westerveld evaluates and treats patients with a wide array of medical and developmental conditions that affect cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning. He understands how illness affects not just the patient, but the whole family. Part of his care philosophy is to build relationships with patients and treat everyone as if they were his own family.

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