“How to” operate a pediatric neuropsychology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic: Real tips from one practice’s experience

Michelle Loman*, Elisabeth Vogt, Lauren Miller, Rachel Landsman, Priscilla Duong, Jessica Kasten, Danielle DeFrancisco, Jennifer Koop, Amy Heffelfinger

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper aims to provide pediatric neuropsychologists with suggested processes and procedures to continue to provide neuropsychology services during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our practice is located within an academic medical center/children’s hospital, and setting-specific recommendations may not extend to all practices, though our hope is that others find guidance from our approach to providing pediatric neuropsychology evaluations when physical distancing is required. With consideration of ethics, equity, and assessment validity, we provide suggestions for a) modifying practices around seeing patients during COVID-19, b) tele-health for the pediatric neuropsychologist, c) safety standards and requirements, and d) working with special populations (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, bilingual populations, immunocompromised patients, and acute inpatient assessment).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-279
Number of pages29
JournalChild Neuropsychology
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Practice guidelines
  • ethics
  • pandemic
  • pediatric neuropsychology
  • telehealth
  • teleneuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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