In your assessment you will receive a comprehensive picture of cognitive, emotional, and daily functioning. Our recommendations include ways to optimize your brain health, cognitive function, and quality of life.
Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Older Adult Neuropsychological Assessment
Neuropsychological Abilities Assessed:
- Premorbid Intellectual Functioning (IQ)
- Executive Functioning
- Processing Speed
Disorders addressed with assessments:
- Dementia (Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Dementia, FTD, Cortical/Subcortical Dementia)
- Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Acquired Brain Injury (traumatic brain injuries and stroke)
- Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
- Learning and Intellectual Disorders
How Will Neuropsychological Evaluation Help?
A neuropsychological evaluation can identify specific cognitive abilities, how severely those abilities have been impacted, and how changes in these abilities will affect day-to-day functioning. This type of evaluation is also useful for identifying which abilities have been preserved. The identification of specific cognitive strengths is helpful in developing a rehabilitation plan to teach people to compensate for their deficits. Equally important is determining how emotional or psychological factors influence cognitive abilities, performance, or concerns. This is the type of information a neuropsychologist can provide.
When Should a Neuropsychological Evaluation Be Done?
Ideally, a screening examination should be done as soon as a documented or suspected decline in functioning is noted. If problems or complaints persist or increase, a comprehensive evaluation is needed. In many cases, it is helpful to have an evaluation every 6 to 12 months for the first two years, and as needed thereafter, depending on the rate of change of the patient’s functional or cognitive status. Neuropsychological evaluation and monitoring is needed to track functional recovery during and following rehabilitation.
Who Benefits from the Results of a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
An explanation of the examination results can be very helpful to patients, their families and consultation can also help healthcare providers (i.e., physicians, psychologists, therapists) and other professionals (i.e., employers, case managers, agencies, attorneys) provide better accommodations and more effective care.
Where Can I have an Evaluation?
We offer in office neuropsychological evaluations, which are covered by most insurance providers. We also offer in home evaluations for those who have difficulty getting around or coming into the office. At this time, most insurance providers do not cover in home evaluations, which requires an out of pocket charge.