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Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology

Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology with Dr. Julien Smith, Dr. Lara Leishman, Dr. Heidi Mucha, Sara Mathis, M.Ed. and Dr. Laura Rowley provides pediatric (infants, toddlers and school age) and adolescent (teenagers to young adults) neuropsychological consultation and assessment services for those with known or suspected neurological injury or compromise and/or neurodevelopmental disorders such as: 

  • Traumatic brain injury/concussive episodes
  • Neurological conditions or injury
  • Genetic and/or metabolic disorders
  • Hematology/oncology disorders
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Sensory disorders (hearing, vision, sensory integration)
  • Learning disabilities and school-related problems
  • Language disorders
  • Visual Spatial/Perceptual and motor deficits
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Tic disorders and movement disorders
  • Complex psychiatric disorders
  • Issues and concerns that persist even after previous evaluations

Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology has a psychologist, Dr. Heidi Mucha, and doctoral candidate, Sara Mathis, M.Ed. whose targeted population include children and adolescents with concerns in learning and attention, or issues that impact school. Such patients might not require a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation to assess for and diagnose LD or ADHD. Therefore, a more targeted evaluation is available for:

  • Specific Learning Disorders:


                Written Expression and writing


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety or Depressive Disorder


Wasatch Pediatric Neuropsychology also has a psychologist, Dr. Laura Rowley, whose targeted population includes children and adolescents with possible Autism Spectrum Disorder. These targeted evaluations will assess for current and historical symptoms of ASD as well as intellectual functioning. Often, the purpose of these evaluations is to provide a diagnosis in order to access intervention services.


What is a neuropsychological evaluation and why might one be helpful for my child?

The goal of a neuropsychological evaluation is to obtain detailed information regarding a child’s cognitive abilities, behavioral, psychological, and social functioning.  Results may confirm or clarify a diagnosis, detect changes in functioning over time, identify strengths and weakness to guide rehabilitation or educational and vocational services, offer intervention or compensatory strategies, and/or suggest referrals to other specialists.


A neuropsychological evaluation can be helpful in understanding more about your child’s neurocognitive functioning so that specific and directed interventions can be developed and implemented to optimize development and functional independence.  With better information about how a person cognitively operates, treatment team members can work to improve an individual’s ability to process information and better respond to the demands of daily life.


Skill areas that are assessed often include:

  • Intellectual functioning
  • Academic achievement and school readiness
  • Attention/Concentration
  • Receptive/expressive language
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Sensorimotor skills
  • New learning and memory
  • Organization, planning & problem solving
  • Behavior
  • Social skills
  • Personality & emotional functioning

Our doctors are paneled with several insurance carriers. Not all doctors are on all plans, but we can match you with the correct provider. These plans include, but not limited to:

  • Aetna
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Deseret Mutual Benefits Association
  • Educators Mutual (EMI)
  • Meritain
  • Public Employees Health Plan
  • Select Health (all plans, including Care and Community Care, Med, Share, Signature and Value)
  • Tall Tree Administrators
  • TriCare/TriWest