SPECIALTY AREA

CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

I offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to adults who are experiencing changes in various aspects of their cognition. Most often this includes changes in memory, attention/concentration, or language (such as word-finding difficulties). Patients seen here are often individuals with a history of neurological disease (e.g., epilepsy, stroke, etc.), traumatic brain injury/concussion, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or suspected dementia.

 

The testing involves a 1-hour intake interview in which the presenting cognitive concern is discussed and detailed background information is collected. Often patients bring a family member for this portion of testing, to provide a more thorough background and to offer additional perspectives on the cognitive concern, but this is not required. Then the testing is completed, typically on the same day. Family members are asked to be seated in the waiting area for this portion, to minimize distraction. The testing portion of the appointment usually takes 2-3 hours, with ample breaks available as needed to use the restroom or have a snack. About one week later, the patient (and a family member, if they choose) returns for a 1-hour feedback session in which the results of the evaluation are discussed, recommendations are reviewed, and a copy of the report is provided to the patient. Following the feedback session, the report is sent to the patient's medical providers (typically the referring provider and the primary care provider), if the patient provides written consent.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING LIMITATIONS:

I do not offer any sort of therapy services, as my exclusive area of specialty is in neuropsychological testing and evaluation.

 

I no longer perform educational/psychoeducational evaluations that assess for learning disorders such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia, as these require a specific set of tests that I do not own.

 

I do not evaluate children or adolescents, as that also requires a different set of tests that I do not own. 

Relatedly, I do not perform comprehensive testing for autism spectrum disorder for the adults that I see, as this is generally evaluated and diagnosed in children. While I can assess for autism spectrum symptoms and comment on them in my report, if this is your primary area of concern, then I would not be the right fit.