What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Dr. Jill Kelderman and Dr. Morgan Panora are board certified clinical neuropsychologists based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. They are licensed psychologists in the Cayman Islands and in Florida. Dr. Kelderman partnered with Hope Academy to provide services to children and families in Grand Cayman. Currently, at least one of the team members spends a week on island approximately every 6 weeks. Children are seen at Hope Academy Clinics in Grand Harbour.

How does a Neuropsychological Evaluation differ from a Psychoeducational Evaluation?

Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. A board-certified neuropsychologist has extensive education and specialized training in neurology as well as psychology. Pediatric neuropsychologists have additional training and experience in child development. A neuropsychological evaluation involves measuring thinking, behavior, and social-emotional functioning using standardized tests and procedures. Examiners work directly with your child. They also talk to parents, teachers and other doctors, and will review any records.

Pediatric neuropsychologists and psychologists often use some of the same test. However, psychoeducational evaluations focus on deciding if a child has a problem with academic skills such as reading, spelling, or math. Pediatric neuropsychologists focus on understanding why a child is having problems in school or at home. This is done by examining academic skills but also examining all of the thinking skills needed to preform well in and out of school- skills like memory, attention, and problem-solving. Understanding a child's specific thinking strengths and weaknesses helps to better focus school plans and medical treatment and understand potential areas of future difficulty. Because neuropsychologists have training in clinical psychology, they are also able to diagnosis emotional problems like depression and anxiety.

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How much does a Neuropsychological Evaluation cost?

​​​Your child will be asked many questions and to solve different types of problems. Neuropsychological evaluations typically include tests that measure the following:


  • Intelligence
  • Problem solving
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Attention
  • Inhibition
  • Processing speed
  • Language
  • Memory & Learning
  • Visual-spatial Skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Social cognition
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Who conducts the Neuropsychological evaluation and where does the evaluation take place?

Hope Academy Clinics accepts many insurance plans. You will receive a comprehensive benefit quote outlining the anticipated coverage and any balance you may be responsible for. The $3,500 CI fee includes time for parent interview, testing, scoring, feedback and a written report. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, please contact Ms. Chanel Pantry at 769-4673 or cpantry@hopecayman.com.