A Cognitrace Study is a non-invasive (no needles), brain imaging examination interpreted by a pediatric neurologist. This Neurophysiological exam is included as part of the comprehensive exam available for children and adolescents. Cognitrace testing is conducted at our partner facility, the Meridell Achievement Center.
If the child’s behavior is not deemed severe enough to meet criteria for inpatient treatment, but is still episodically severely out of control, the Cognitrace Study will usually be recommended as a first step to prevent hospitalization. Positive findings will allow for precise medication selection which can offer more immediate relief of impulsive aggression. Testing typically takes about one hour. Our consulting child neuropsychiatrist will recommend medications to treat the affected brain areas and stabilize behavior on the basis of the pediatric neurologist’s report.
Neurobehavioral Systems specializes in the assessment and treatment of neuropsychiatric brain disorders in children and teens. If you know a young person struggling with impulsive aggression and has had difficulty with treatment in the past, Neurobehavioral Systems may be able to help. Call 800-272-4641 today to inquire about an assessment and treatment.