Welcome To CNS

Children’s Neuropsychology Services (CNS) is a private practice located conveniently in Minnetonka, Minnesota. We see student-athletes who have conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system. CNS provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services for student-athletes of all ages who need short-term care for conditions, such as concussions, and patients who require lifelong care, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Every evaluation and treatment service is tailored to meet the individual needs of your student-athlete to provide the best outcomes possible. At CNS, we understand that the key to helping your student-athlete is in learning as much as we can about their individual strengths and weaknesses through comprehensive assessment to provide the best treatment. We are experienced and progressive when it comes to the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment, which means less time, less stress, and the most effective care for your student-athlete.

Meet Dr. Ostergaard

Dr. Ostergaard is an experienced licensed practitioner with specialized training in neuropsychology, brain development, and medical complications that affect brain functioning. She has been a licensed practitioner since 2006 and completed her fellowship training in pediatric neuropsychology through the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Division of Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience. Her research and clinical interests have focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment and recovery. Dr. Ostergaard has extensive training and professional experiences in both neuropsychological evaluation and clinical therapy. This combination makes her uniquely skilled in providing comprehensive assessment and targeted recovery services to meet the individual needs of your student-athlete. Dr. Ostergaard looks forward to collaborating with you and your student-athlete to accomplish their goals of being more confident and successful, both on and off the field, by creating positive and sustainable changes, ultimately enhancing their quality of life and yours.

SPECIALTY

Pediatric Neuropsychology

LICENSURE

Minnesota Board of Psychology

EDUCATION

Fellowship:

University of Minnesota Medical School 
Minneapolis,  MN

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
St. Paul, MN

Graduate School:

Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Minneapolis, MN

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Ostergaard has many years of experience and specialized training in neuropsychological assessment and treatment with children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of medical and psychiatric complications.  Clinical interests have focused on concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment, recovery, treatment, and management.  Dr. Ostergaard has also been a provider at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare for almost a decade and continues to work closely with their minor neurotrauma/concussion program.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Neuropsychological Society

National Academy of Neuropsychology

Minnesota Psychological Association

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Mild TBI/Concussion: Assessment, Recovery, Treatment, and Management

Performance Enhancement

We Are Here To Help

You can be assured you will receive excellent care for your student-athlete at CNS. We will answer your questions in a way that both you and your student-athlete will understand. Dr. Ostergaard provides advanced care and delivers outstanding outcomes. CNS is known for excellence in neuropsychological assessment and treatment, especially in the area of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. We certainly see student athletes for other reasons, as well, including:

Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g., Intellectual Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities)

Neurological Disorders (e.g., Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Brain Tumors, Stroke, Low Birth Weight/Preterm Birth)

Genetic Disorders (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Neurofibromatosis)

Movement Disorders (e.g., Tourette Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy)

Sequelae of Infectious Diseases (e.g., Meningitis and Encephalitis)

Neurotoxic Conditions (e.g., Fetal Alcohol Exposure)

Congenital Disorders (e.g., Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum)

Central Nervous System Effects of Cancer and Treatment

Migraine and Tension Headaches

Psychiatric Disorders (e.g., Depression/Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral Disorders)