Crispety-I know that some cognitive disorders are difficult to isolate because they mirror so many other conditions.
It is important to go to a children’s hospital if you feel that your child may have cognitive disorders. A children’s hospital will offer a holistic approach to treating your child.
They will have psychologists and neuropsychologists that will be able to measure the child’s cognitive abilities as well as determine with the use of a cat scan where the impairment in the brain is in order to truly understand the disorder in depth and be able to correctly diagnose it.
It is important to seek a team of experts because many disorders are so complicated that an average pediatrician is not equipped to diagnose it.
For example, you can have a child that has learning disability and at the same time is considered gifted.
A teacher or a pediatrician may just think that the child is lazy, but children with superior intellect can also experience cognitive difficulty in other area because gifted children are not gifted in all aspects of intelligence.