What does a Neuropsychological Evaluation entail?

  • An Intake Form will be mailed to you and should be filled out and brought to the first appointment. Intakeforms provide information about current concerns, medical, developmental, and social history.
  • The Interview is typically one hour long. The purpose of the Interview is to gather a complete history and determine current concerns.
  • The Evaluation will consist of pencil and paper tests, questionnaires, and some work on a computer. A comprehensive evaluation will take several hours over the course of at least 2 days.
  • The Written Report will be available approximately 2 weeks after the last testing session.
  • After the report is written, a Feedback Session will be scheduled and all the results and recommendations will be explained in detail.
  • Results will also be personally communicated to other professionals, such as doctors, psychologists, and teachers as required.

What areas are assessed?

  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Academic Achievement
  • Expressive and Receptive Language and Communication Skills
  • Attention/Concentration
  • Learning and Memory
  • Executive Functioning
  • Visual Spatial and Visual Perceptual Functioning
  • Motor Ability
  • Emotional and Behavioral Functioning
  • Adaptive Functioning

Why should you have a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

  • A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended when your child is struggling in school.
  • When there is a large disparity between your child’s potential and their performance in school.
  • You suspect your child has a learning disability (reading, writing, spelling, or math).
  • Your child has trouble processing information (Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder)
  • You child may have ADHD.
  • Your child has suffered a concussion or brain trauma.
  • Your child has been exposed to toxins such as lead poisoning, carbon monoxide, etc.
  • Your child has developmental delays (Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD).
  • Your child is exhibiting behavioral issues.
  • A current neuropsychological evaluation is required for private school or gifted programs.
  • Your child has a neurological disorder such as epilepsy, lyme disease, or stroke.
  • A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended to examine current cognitive functioning or deficits.
  • You suspect a neurodevelopmental disorder that originated in childhood (ADHD or a learning disability).
  • You are experiencing memory loss.
  • You are experiencing personality changes.
  • You suffered from a TBI or concussion.
  • You a required to undergo a neuropsychological workup in order to return to work following an injury.
  • You suffered a stroke.
  • You have a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, or Huntington’s Disease
  • You have been exposed to toxins.