CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
The field of neuropsychology can illuminate the connections between brain and behavior in individuals across the lifespan. By utilizing a number of neuropsychological, psychological, cognitive, and other technologies - our goal is to evaluate patients’ strengths and weaknesses that assist in diagnosing neurobehavioral and neurodegenerative disorders. We then use this information to begin assisting the patient and families in developing and implementing intervention strategies.
At this time, our neuropsychology practice focuses on psychiatric disorders, head injury, sports concussions, presumed dementia, brain tumors, medical illness, genetic and metabolic disorders, as well as the effects of other conditions and medications.
Tracking medical and neurodegenerative disorders over time can facilitate strong interdisciplinary understanding of the course of an illness. Some treatments themselves can have cognitive effects that can be followed. We work together with referring physicians in neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, nephrology, metabolism and genetics, and general medicine to shed light on the effects of these and other influences on brain function and treatment.
A neuropsychological evaluation consists of history-gathering sessions and interviews, as well as pencil or computerized tests in order to understand attention, memory and learning functions. In this way, we can work with your physician and other caregivers to form treatment recommendations to enhance daily life and functioning.