Pancake Breakfast to Benefit UNM Children's Hospital-Neurospsychology

The Rio Grande Civitan Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast to benefit UNM Children's Hospital-Neuropsychology. Proceeds from the breakfast will go toward books, workbooks and videos for the Department of Neuropsychology's resource library which provides information to parents and patients on Autism, Learning Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury and Developmental Delay.

This years breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 7:00 am till 12:00 Noon at JB's Restaurant at Eubank & I-40. Breakfast will include two pancakes, bacon or sausage, juice or coffee. Tickets may be purchased by calling Vanessa at 277-5628.

The Center for Neuropsychological Services (CNS) is part of the UNM Department of Psychiatry and University Hospital. CNS offers comprehensive pediatric neuropsychological services for inpatients at the UNM Health Sciences Center and outpatients from all over New Mexico and parts of the southwest.

Neuropsychological evaluations are designed to assess the cognitive and behavioral effects of central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord) dysfunction. Some pediatric disorders commonly associated with cognitive difficulties include: Autism, Brain Tumors, Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation, Head Trauma, Spina Bifida, Seizure Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Tourette's and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder.

Neuropsychological evaluations help with diagnosis, prognosis, recommendations for rehabilitation and management, educational planning and self-care/competency questions. Successive evaluations may be done to monitor the course of a patient's condition or effectiveness of treatment.

Contact: UNMH Development Office, 277-5685

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