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Neuro Library
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1 (844) 211-5482

Neuropsychology Care

Neuropsychology is a specialty branch of psychology focusing on relationships between the brain and behavior. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to the brain.

Our clinical neuropsychologist will evaluate you with objective, standardized tests of memory and cognitive (thinking) skills. The evaluation usually consists of an interview and testing.




Neuropsychological evaluations are requested specifically to help your doctors and other professionals understand how different areas and systems of the brain are working. Testing is usually recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving memory or thinking. This may be signaled by a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality.

The change may be due to any of a number of medical, neurological, psychological, or genetic causes such as Alzheimer's, stroke, seizure disorders, cardiovascular disease, and brain cancer, among others.

Process

A neuropsychologist or a trained staff member will ask you to answer questions or have you work with materials on a table.

Our neuropsychologist or staff member will also spend time talking with you about your medical, personal and school history. The types of tests you take as well as the length of time needed for the testing process depends upon the questions you and your doctors have.

Once this detailed evaluation is completed, the pattern of strengths and weaknesses are used to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning. The neuropsychologist's recommendations are shared with you in a feedback session.