Neuropsychology is a specialized field within psychology devoted to understanding the relationship between the brain and behavior. Neuropsychologists receive unique training and expertise in how different medical and neurodevelopmental conditions can affect a child’s learning, attention, executive function, memory, and psychological functioning. Results from a neuropsychological evaluation provides an understanding of a child’s strengths and weaknesses, the impact of their cognitive functioning on behavior, and targeted intervention strategies to help them succeed. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, our care team works with specialists from various fields at NH Hospital to create an individualized treatment plan for your child.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Alyzae Karim is a pediatric neuropsychologist and the Director of the Neuropsychology Department at NH Hospital. She specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children and adolescents with complex medical and neurodevelopmental conditions. Dr. Karim assesses the interplay of one’s cognitive, behavioral, social, emotional, and academic functioning, and utilizes a patient’s strengths and weaknesses to develop individualized and targeted recommendations. Dr. Karim also manages and treats patients with concussion. During her fellowship, she conducted baseline concussion evaluations for the NFL Baltimore Ravens.
Dr. Karim received her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she was a research intern at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she assisted in research projects related to cognitive functioning and mood disorders in medically ill populations. Dr. Karim then completed a doctoral degree in school psychology at Texas Woman’s University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C. In her free time, Dr. Karim enjoys traveling, painting, exploring different types of food, and spending time with her family.
Conditions We Evaluate
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Cancer and Brain Tumor
- Genetic Disorders such as Down Syndrome and PKU
Types of services offered:
- Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation
- Psychological/Psychoeducational evaluation
- Autism spectrum evaluation
- Admission testing
- Concussion management