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Neuropsychological Assessment Neuropsycholgical Testing

The neuropsychological assessment is the most helpful tool in determining how neurological and/or psychiatric factors may contribute to a child's condition. Such conditions may include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury or head injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Genetic disorders
  • Stroke
  • Chronic medical conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Degenerative disease
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neurological injury
  • Central nervous system infections
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders
  • Headaches and tics






 

Reasons for Neuropsychological Assessment & Treatment:

* Determining the presence, nature, and severity of cognitive dysfunction

* Providing diagnostic information needed prior to neurosurgical procedures

* Providing baseline information for longitudinal follow-up

* Determining cognitive capacity for work, school, and independent living

* Identifying psychological factors such as depression that contribute to cognitive dysfunction

*Providing treatment recommendations for cognitive disorders and psychological adjustment

*Facilitating and helping direct rehabilitation

Costs to the Patient
Most major insurance companies will pay at least part of the cost for a neuropsychological evaluation. It is the responsibilty of the patient/subscriber to call their insurance carrier to check on the extent of their coverage for our services. Keep in mind that every private insurance carrier plays a recording that states that "information on coverage is not a guarantee of coverage or payment."

 

Forensic: Medical-Legal Consultation Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. Forensic refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where specially knowledgeable scientists play a role.

Pediatric Psychology
Pediatric Psychology is concerned with the complex interplay between children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional functioning. A pediatric psychologist has a broad understanding of the various pediatric disorders and how these may impact a child’s behavior and emotions. Positive health behaviors are encouraged, with sensitivity to the unique needs of a given child and his or her family.

Educational Consultation
An educational consultation considers a child’s learning capacity, and typically includes an assessment of a child’s reading, arithmetic, spelling, writing and listening comprehension skills. These skills are then considered in light of the child’s intellectual abilities to help determine learning strengths and weaknesses. Often the school requires a report that outlines the findings and subsequent recommendations for inclusion in the classroom to help maximize learning potential. Insurance Carriers typically deny coverage for Educational Testing.


 

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