Neuropsychological Assessment

What we assess for:

We assess for many neurocognitive disorders, conditions, and problems. This includes (but is not limited to):
Dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and diffuse Lewy Body disease)

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s-related cognitive decline
  • Auto-immune conditions (e.g., lupus, sarcoidosis)
  • Lyme disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (i.e., ADHD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Cognitive effects of psychiatric disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medication-related cognitive decline (both temporary and permanent)
  • Cognitive effects of fatigue

Who should receive a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation may be indicated for individuals with the following histories:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions, and associated impact on brain function.
  • Medical diseases (including infections, cardiovascular difficulties, and degenerative disorders) and decreased mental functioning.
  • Substance abuse, including chemical agents such as heroin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogens, synthetic drugs and prescribed medications, which can impact brain functioning.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated difficulties with attention and executive function.
  • Learning difficulties, including specific weaknesses in academic areas.
    Neurodevelopmental delays
  • Treatment resistant clients, which can reveal underlying neurological issues that may be impeding therapeutic progress.

What does a neuropsychological assessment include?

A full neuropsychological assessment includes:

  • evaluation of cognition and intelligence
  • executive functioning skills
  • attention and concentration
  • motor skill development
  • language
  • learning
  • memory.

Each evaluation additionally includes:

  • a comprehensive psychological evaluation
  • focused on assessing mental health
  • emotional functioning
  • personality development.

What does a NP assessment provide?

Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions:
  • Short-term and long-term memory
  • Intelligence
  • Problem solving and conceptualizing
  • Ability to learn new skills and solve problems
  • Ability, concentration, and distractibility
  • Logical and abstract reasoning functions
  • Ability to understand and express language
  • Visual-spatial organization Visual-motor coordination
  • Planning, synthesizing and organizing abilities
  • Functional impacts on learning and information recall
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Executive Skills
  • Concept Formation and Reasoning
  • Academic Ability and Achievement
  • Emotional and Behavioral Status

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