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Neuropsychological Assessment

What is a neuropsychological assessment?

A neuropsychological assessment consist of specialized assessment techniques which examine a broad range of brain functions including memory, learning, attention/concentration, executive functioning, receptive and expressive language abilities, auditory, motor and visual processing and function. The benefits of neurocognitive assessments for families and professionals include:

  • Quantitative, evidence-based data of individuals skill in various areas

  • Comparing said skills with the skills of other individuals of similar age, indicating nature and severity of the patient’s problem

  • Helping detect the effect of developmental, neurological, and medical problems, and provide a baseline against which to measure of various interventions or a child’s development over time

  • A differential diagnosis (as for example, whether a child’s attention difficulties stem from anxiety, depression, language, or a primary attentional deficit disorder)

  • Allowing for a better understanding of each individual and a starting point for developing interventions and target areas to maximize success across various settings

The benefits of neuropsychological assessments for families and professionals include:

  • Quantitative, evidence based data of individuals skill in various areas

  • Comparing said skills with the skills of other individuals of similar age, indicating nature and severity of the patients problem

  • Helping detect the effect of developmental, neurological, and medical problems, and provide a baseline against which to measure of various interventions or a child’s development over time

  • A differential diagnosis (as for example, whether a child’s attention difficulties stem from anxiety, depression, language or a primary attentional deficit disorder)

  • Allowing for a better understanding of each individual and a starting point for developing interventions and target areas to maximize success across various settings

Our Office Specializes In:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Dementia 

  • Alzheimer's 

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Why are people referred for neuropsychological assessment?

Children are frequently referred to me by a counselor or psychologist, doctor, teacher or parent due to one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty learning, reading, shortened attention span, behavioral, social, or emotional difficulties

  • A developmental problem that affects the brain (i.e. autism, epilepsy, prematurity, etc.)

  • A brain injury from an accident, birth trauma, or other physical stress

Common diagnostic considerations:

  • ADHD

  • Learning disabilities (reading, writing, math)

  • Depression and anxiety affecting cognitive skills

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Developmental disorders

  • Epilepsy, Stroke, Tic disorders

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Concussion/Brain Injury

Adults are frequently referred for a neuropsychological assessment to address concerns such as:

  • Memory or longstanding attention problems carried over from childhood which impact work, relationships, etc.

  • Depression, anxiety, or other emotional difficulties which are impacting cognitive functioning