Neuropsychology

The relationship between the brain and behavior is complicated. The neuropsychology team with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is equipped to evaluate the relationship and how to treat associated issues. Our experienced physicians are dedicated to caring for children with some of the most complex neurological and nervous system developmental disorders.

Neuropsychology Specialists

Our staff is experienced in neuropsychology and includes several specialists. Bradley S. Folley, Ph.D., ABPP, is one of them. Dr. Folley is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He performs outpatient and inpatient evaluations, as well as Wada testing and brain mapping procedures that determine the side of the brain responsible for language and memory function prior to neurosurgical procedures.

What Exactly Do Neuropsychologists Look For?

A thorough medical examination will assess muscle strength, movement, balance, speech, memory, nerve function in the head and neck, and other cognitive functions. We use the most advanced diagnostic techniques available. Based on this information, the neuropsychology team and others on your child’s medical team will determine a care plan that meets your child’s unique needs.

Why Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute?

  • The Norton Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Norton Children’s Hospital has held this designation since 2013.
  • We are the first in Kentucky and among the first in the nation to use neurostimulation in a pediatric patient.
  • Regional neurology care is available for children across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We travel to clinics in Bowling Green, Campbellsville, Corbin, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, Owensboro and Paducah, Kentucky; and Evansville, Indiana. We also perform a number of telemedicine visits each week.
  • The specialists with Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, use state-of-the-art technology to treat epilepsy, uncontrollable seizures and deep brain tumors in children who, in the past, would not be candidates for surgery, including:
    • Visualase: Technology that allows neurosurgeons to perform MRI-guided laser ablation surgery. Fewer than two dozen pediatric hospitals in the U.S. offer this technology.
    • Surgical Theater: Virtual reality technology that creates an immersive 3D view of a patient’s brain, allowing neurosurgeons, the patient and family to see inside the skull and brain to get a greater understanding of the condition and impact of potential procedures. Norton Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in the region to use this technology.
  • We offer dedicated multidisciplinary clinics for brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, spina bifida, craniofacial injuries and disorders, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, spasticity, headache/migraine, autism and neurocutaneous disorders.
  • Our multidisciplinary craniofacial program was the first established in the Midwest.
  • We offer a neurogenetics clinic to evaluate and treat children with neurogenetic syndromes.
  • We have a neuropsychology program that specializes in the evaluation of children and teens with a variety of neurological, neurodevelopmental and medical conditions, including brain tumors and epilepsy.
  • Outpatient neurology facilities in downtown Louisville are equipped with in-office electroencephalography (EEG) capabilities and laboratory services in the same building, creating a streamlined, family-centered environment.
  • We offer the region’s first clinic to treat children with immune-mediated neurological disorders.

 

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