Neuropsychological assessment is often needed to understand the effect of brain functioning on a person's functioning in home, school, or work. 

Medical conditions such as traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke and memory disorders are a few reasons that a person might be referred for an evaluation. Difficulties with ADHD, learning, attention, and executive functioning also suggest the need for an assessment.

Neuropsychological assessment evaluates functioning in a number of areas including:

  • Intelligence

  • Executive functioning (planning, judgment, initiation and follow-through, impulse control, abstract thinking, and conceptualization) 

  • Attention and focus

  • Memory and language

  • Perception and sensorimotor functions

  • Motivation, mood state and emotion 

  • Learning disorders

  • Clinical diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, anxiety or depression). 

The specific areas addressed in the evaluation are         determined by the referral question. 


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Psychoeducational assessment can help students understand their unique patterns of strengths and weaknesses in the areas of intelligence, learning, memory, executive functioning, and attention. 

  •   Attention and concentration problems can affect school performance.
  • Some students have significant difficulty getting through written work, and perform more slowly than other students.
  • Sometimes bright students struggle in school and don’t really understand why. An assessment can help create a roadmap for what to do next.
  • Sometimes learning disorders (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia) go undiagnosed and make it hard for students to succeed.
  • Many students may need accommodations for school or for SAT/ACT and other standardized tests such as the GRE and MCAT. 
  • Evaluations for Talented and Gifted programs (TAG) can help guide appropriate educational and extracurricular interventions for very bright students.

  Psychological assessment evaluates an individual’s personality and current life functioning. 

  • Another therapist or doctor might refer you for an evaluation in order to better inform treatment and to help you understand yourself better. 

A Records Review can also be performed if you or your child has already had an evaluation. 

  • I can review previous evaluations to determine if additional assessment is warranted.

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