Neuropsychological and psychological assessments (or evaluations) identify areas of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional strength and weakness and identify specific disorders.
We provide information about medical, academic, vocational, and social functioning that can help provide a starting point for positive life changes.
- Neuropsychological Assessment/Evaluation – We can accurately identify and detect cognitive and mental problems associated with medical conditions such as dementia, traumatic brain injury/concussion, memory loss, epilepsy, stroke, or neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Psychological Assessment/Evaluation – We provide assistance with identifying and diagnosing the presence of emotional, mental, or psychological distress as well as choosing a treatment plan and setting goals that work for you. We also conduct evaluations for court proceedings, workers compensation, and Social Security Disability.
- Learning Disabilities, Academic, and Vocational Assessment/Evaluation – We can help you identify your strengths, weaknesses, and personality characteristics to help you pursue the greatest success for your academic or career path. We also provide assistance with identifying areas of need and providing recommendations for accommodations related to study skills, preparation for standardized tests, reading, writing, and math.
Frequently asked questions:
- What is neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between the brain and behavior, emotions, and thinking. Neuropsychologists evaluate patients to determine if they have experienced cognitive or behavioral changes resulting from injury or disease. This information is used to make recommendations and referrals for treatment.
- What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation includes a series of tests that assess the processes associated with brain functioning, such as memory, attention, and motor skills.
- How long will the evaluation take?
The testing process takes about three to eight hours following an initial appointment. After the testing is complete, you will meet with a psychologist who will interpret the results of the tests and provide recommendations. The psychologist will then write a report which will be sent to you and your referring physician. The entire process usually takes about six weeks, although there are some exceptions.
- How do I prepare for a neuropsychological evaluation?
Make sure to bring results from any previous evaluations, any lab results that may be relevant to the problem (for children, a copy of the most recent Individualized Education Plan), as well as an up-to-date medication list. Be prepared to answer questions the psychologist will need to ask about the history of the issue for which you are seeking services.