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Neuropsychology Services

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION:
A neuropsychological evaluation consists of a clinical interview as well as the administration of standardized measures which can provide invaluable insight to referring physicians, clients and their families with respect to the etiology of neurological symptoms, while also help guide providers on how to better address those challenges in treatment.
During an evaluation, individuals are “assessed” in several areas of cognitive and emotional functioning: attention, concentration, memory, language function, perceptual and visual-spatial skills, problem solving, processing speed and mood. Such assessments can be critical in understanding a person’s areas of strength and difficulty when diagnosed with such conditions as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, chemotherapy related cognitive symptoms, or other neurological conditions. Information gathered can help individualize the suggested course of treatment provide better appreciation of the recovery, and in cases of a neuro-generative condition help better anticipate the course of illness.
We are highly trained in providing “specially-tailored -to-the-symptoms” assessments, and help clients and their family better appreciate how those changes may be interfering with daily function & activities.
COMMON REASONS FOR AN EVALUATION:
Our team commonly performs neuropsychological evaluations to:
Diagnose memory and attention problems;
Distinguish dementia from depression;
Differentiate the signs of normal performance from symptoms related to neurological conditions or learning difficulties;
Determine if there are cognitive side effects from toxic exposures, substance abuse, or certain medications;
Evaluate the cognitive impact of medical issues (e.g., seizures)
Assess a person's capacity or level of disability
Objectively document a person's recovery from a neurologic injury or illness
Determine the nature and degree of mood or other psychological challenges / symptoms
WHAT TO LOOK AHEAD FOR DURING AN APPOINTMENT:
Ø During an appointment, the clinician will review a list of questions pertaining to your history as well as your level of independence before and since the onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms / “challenges”. We often recommend you are accompanied to the appointment by a family member or friend who may know you well and can offer additional information or even a third-party perspective to the clinician conducting the assessment.
Ø With your consent, the clinician will then ask your loved one to leave the testing room and proceed with the administration of a number of tasks / questions tapping into areas of cognitive functioning and mood. Please keep in mind the no tasks are invasive. The testing phase can last anywhere between three to six hours and can be divided into two or more sessions, depending on the client’s level of energy.
Ø Upon completion of the testing phase, data collected is analyzed
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION:
A neuropsychological evaluation consists of a clinical interview as well as the administration of standardized measures which can provide invaluable insight to referring physicians, clients and their families with respect to the etiology of neurological symptoms, while also help guide providers on how to better address those challenges in treatment.
During an evaluation, individuals are “assessed” in several areas of cognitive and emotional functioning: attention, concentration, memory, language function, perceptual and visual-spatial skills, problem solving, processing speed and mood. Such assessments can be critical in understanding a person’s areas of strength and difficulty when diagnosed with such conditions as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, chemotherapy related cognitive symptoms, or other neurological conditions. Information gathered can help individualize the suggested course of treatment provide better appreciation of the recovery, and in cases of a neuro-generative condition help better anticipate the course of illness.
We are highly trained in providing “specially-tailored -to-the-symptoms” assessments, and help clients and their family better appreciate how those changes may be interfering with daily function & activities.
COMMON REASONS FOR AN EVALUATION:
Our team commonly performs neuropsychological evaluations to:
Diagnose memory and attention problems;
Distinguish dementia from depression;
Differentiate the signs of normal performance from symptoms related to neurological conditions or learning difficulties;
Determine if there are cognitive side effects from toxic exposures, substance abuse, or certain medications;
Evaluate the cognitive impact of medical issues (e.g., seizures)
Assess a person's capacity or level of disability
Objectively document a person's recovery from a neurologic injury or illness
Determine the nature and degree of mood or other psychological challenges / symptoms
WHAT TO LOOK AHEAD FOR DURING AN APPOINTMENT:
Ø During an appointment, the clinician will review a list of questions pertaining to your history as well as your level of independence before and since the onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms / “challenges”. We often recommend you are accompanied to the appointment by a family member or friend who may know you well and can offer additional information or even a third-party perspective to the clinician conducting the assessment.
Ø With your consent, the clinician will then ask your loved one to leave the testing room and proceed with the administration of a number of tasks / questions tapping into areas of cognitive functioning and mood. Please keep in mind the no tasks are invasive. The testing phase can last anywhere between three to six hours and can be divided into two or more sessions, depending on the client’s level of energy.
Ø Upon completion of the testing phase, data collected is analyzed
and interpreted. A feedback session is subsequently strongly recommended to discuss the results of the testing and any treatment recommendations. The session may be scheduled the same or different day and can involve family members or friends, depending on your preference. Kindly keep in mind that all information pertaining to this evaluation is discussed and shared with your referring physician(s).
HOW TO USE THE RESULTS OF AN EVALUATION
The results of an evaluation can be used in multiple ways
To diagnose symptoms and inform treatment recommendations;
Help identify your strengths and areas of weakness in areas of occupational, academic, and interpersonal functioning;
Help establish a client’s baseline which will help better assess for any future changes, should any changes occur;
Aid you and your family in making decisions regarding school/work/ social activities. Support you should you decide to request accommodations, support services or other disability benefits, as deemed necessary and appropriate;
Help familiarize you with existing specialists or programs or other resources in the community.
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