What Is Clinical Neuropsychology?
Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty area within the field of psychology that concentrates on the functioning of the brain. A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist who has additional training and expertise in the relationship of brain structures and behavior.
What Makes Our Practice Unique?
We administer only published, standardized, objective, and well-researched tests of psychological, neuropsychological, and psycho-educational functioning.
With respect to neuropsychological evaluations, we administer a comprehensive and scientifically-validated test battery, with supporting research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. In 2012, the scientific publisher Elsevier released a book dedicated to a discussion of such validated neuropsychological test batteries and their application to forensic evaluations.
Our practice maintains objectivity and follows the guidelines of our professional organizations by electing to provide only testing and diagnostic services. We do not offer treatment services, as we strive to offer unbiased and objective evaluations that are not influenced by the outcome of the testing. If appropriate, recommendations are made, and we refer clients to outside practitioners for treatment.
Types of evaluations offered:
Psychological evaluations are requested to assess the emotional condition of an individual. Typical referral questions might include:
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Personality Disorders
- Adjustment to pain or other medical conditions.
Neuropsychological evaluations are requested to examine an individual’s brain functioning. Typical referral questions might include:
- Intellectual functioning (IQ)
- Attention and concentration
- Executive functioning
- Judgment and reasoning
- Language abilities
- Sensory and perceptual functioning
- Motor functioning
- Processing speed
- Emotional and personality changes
Psycho-educational evaluations are requested to assess an individual’s academic and learning abilities, from pre-school age all the way through adulthood. Typical referral questions might include:
- Learning disabilities
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Emotional problems (for example, anxiety or depression) that affect learning ability