Why See A Neuropsychologist?

 

A neuropsychological assessment provides a road map for intervention by systematically probing abilities and behaviors that correspond to specific aspects of brain function. An assessment provides an accurate evaluation of emotional and cognitive processing, helping an individual to function at their optimal level in all aspects of life.

An assessment can be required to determine overall functioning levels and to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses underlying the presenting difficulties. It may be requested to identity a lifelong learning disability, to establish whether a person’s struggles are related to brain or emotional involvement, or to determine an individual’s ability to benefit from a particular medical treatment or educational remediation program.

The neurocognitive assessment directs and identifies intervention needs. It is crucial in providing direction for medical, cognitive rehabilitation, and educational, remediation planning. We have been able to help individuals by providing cutting edge neuropsychological assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses across the following areas:

    • achievement
    • adaptive levels
    • attention and concentration
    • behavioral functioning
    • constructional skills
    • critical thinking
    • intellectual capacity
    • language
    • memory
    • planning and 
    • organization
    • processing
    • sensory-motor skills
    • social communication
    • social-emotional functioning
    • visual-perceptual skills
    It is crucial in providing direction for medical, cognitive rehabilitation, and educational, remediation planning.
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    Services

    Our office provides specialized, up-to-date services in the following areas:

    • Accommodations for elementary, middle, high school, and college
    • Accommodation requests such as the ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, SAT, SSAT
    • Anoxia
    • Attentional disorders
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Cancer
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Cerebrovascular disease
    • Chronic fatigue
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    • Cognitive changes following rehabilitation or educational remediation
    • Concussion education
    • Decompression illness
    • Disability assessment
    • Embolism
    • Emotional disorders associated with neurological diseases, developmental delays
    • Epilepsy
    • Executive disorders (e.g., initiation, working memory, planning, organization, time management, emotional dysregulation, monitoring, shifting, impulsivity)
    • Expert review of reports (clinical and forensic)
    • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    • Forensic evaluations  
    • Genetic disorders such as Fragile X 
    • Geriatric assessment 
    • Independent medical examination (IME) 
    • Language disorders 
    • Learning disability and weakness (reading, written expression, mathematics) 
    • Low birth weight 
    • Memory disorders, including dementia 
    • Neuropsychiatric disorders (anxiety, depression, mood instability, psychosis)
    • Neurotoxin exposure
    • Other neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions
    • Post-chemotherapy disorders
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder
    • Pragmatic and social communication disorders
    • Seizure disorder
    • Strokes
    • Substance use disorders
    • Tourette’s syndrome
    • Traumatic brain injury, including post-concussion syndrome