Neuropsychological Evaluations

Our staff provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. A neuropsychological evaluation typically involves a review of developmental, medical, psychosocial, and educational history, in addition to a thorough assessment of various neurocognitive abilities (e.g., attention, memory, language, executive functions, visuospatial skills, and fine motor skills). Oftentimes, individuals are referred for a neuropsychological evaluation for a variety of reasons, including:

  • •  Concerns regarding neurocognitive skills

    -  Attention
    -  Memory
    -  Executive skills (e.g., planning/organization, reasoning, multi-tasking)
    -  Language
    -  Visuospatial abilities
    -  Social skills

  • •  Concerns regarding psychological and behavioral functioning, including social skills, anxiety, and/or mood

  • •  To assess learning skills and school performance issues

  • •  To document cognitive and psychological functioning prior to and after surgical procedures (i.e., neurosurgery or gastric bypass evaluations)

  • •  To provide a comprehensive list of recommendations to aid in school planning, such as obtaining accomodations at the elementary, high school, college, or graduate level

  • •  To provide a comprehensive evaluation related to a forensic matter

  • Some conditions that benefit from neuropsychological assessment can include, but are not limited to:

    • •  Medical/Neurologic Conditions

        -  Traumatic Brain Injury
        -  Concussion
        -  Epilepsy
        -  Disorders involving Hematology/Oncology (e.g., Sickle cell, Leukemia, Brain Tumor)
        -  Stroke or other forms of cerebrovascular accident (e.g., AVM rupture)
        -  Dementia, including Movement Disorders
        -  Hydrocephalus
        -  Meningitis, Encephalitis, Lyme Disease

    • •  Developmental Conditions

        -  Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
        -  Learning Disabilities
        -  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
        -  General Developmental Delays

    • •  Psychological Conditions

        -  Anxiety
        -  Depression

    After the completion of the neuropsychological evaluation, a feedback session is typically scheduled to review results of the evaluation with you. A written report of these results is provided either at this session or some time thereafter, depending on the particulars of your case. If necessary and more convenient, a phone feedback can be arranged. During the feedback, you have the opportunity to ask questions and the results and the recommendations made.

    Executive Skills Coaching

    Executive skills are higher order cognitive skills which often can be impacted by even the mildest forms of anxiety, learning disabilities, medical, or developmental conditions. A good way to think about what executive skills are is by thinking about what an "executive" does. An executive often engages in tasks such as problem solving, multi-tasking, organizing, planning, etc.

    Through executive skills coaching, our clients have access to strategies and techniques aimed at improving these skills, with the hope that they can maximize their functioning at home, school, or work. They are able to learn and practice these skills in a safe, supportive, and nurturing therapeutic environment, and then transfer those skills to the real-world setting, with maintenance sessions scheduling to monitor their progress in implementing these skills independently.

    Our approach to this technique is often goal-directed, such that a schedule is developed early on in the therapeutic process. This allows us to identify goals and monitor progress according to a specific timeline that is unique to each individual.

    Consultation Services

    In addition to assessment services, our staff provides consultation services to appropriate parties, including those working with the assessed individuals, such as school teams, employers, medical teams, therapists, etc. We also provide educational training and lectures on a variety of topics related to neuropsychology. Please contact one of our staff directly to find out more about scheduling availability, as well as appropriate topics.