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Neuropsychological Assessment and Treatment

When is a Neuropsychological Assessment Indicated?

  • Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Acquired Brain Injuries (e.g., stroke, infection)
  • Dementia concerns 
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Mental illness and substance use
  • Developmental learning disabilities
  • Fitness for duty
  • Medical issues affecting brain health (e.g., medication, medical condition)

How can a Neuropsychological assessment be helpful?

A neuropsychological assessment can be very helpful in understanding a person’s current level of functioning, need for treatment and aetiology of symptoms. More specifically, a neuropsychological evaluation can: document injury and symptoms, confirm or clarify a diagnosis, guide treatment or
rehabilitation efforts, detail work-related limitations or restrictions, outline prognosis and degree of permanent clinical impairment,  document symptom apportionment, and provide the basis for referral to additional services or access of relevant resources.

What Mental Capacities can be assessed?

The specific domains assessed are usually dictated by the referral questions, but generally a neuropsychological evaluation can evaluate the following areas: intellectual functioning, attention / concentration, processing speed, language, new learning and memory, psychomotor functioning, sensory and perceptual skills, executive functioning as well as psychological functioning, coping abilities, personality and neurobehavioral status. Academic skills as well as vocational interests and aptitudes can also be evaluated as part of the neuropsychological assessment, depending on need.

What does a Neuropsychological Assessment entail?

  • Time: A comprehensive assessment that usually spans between 4–8 hours
  • Intake interview with a clinical neuropsychologist: 60–120 minute interview where we discuss your concerns as well as those of your doctor or referral source. Sometimes collateral interviews are conducted to provide additional context, with the client’s consent
  • Standardized Testing with a psychometrist: Usually 3–7 hours of testing, which includes paper-and-pencil tasks as well as questionnaires that assess cognitive functioning and mental health
  • Scoring and Interpretation: Results will be scored and compared to normative groups, matched to available demographic information, and interpreted within a neuropsychological framework
  • Report: A report is generated which will outline results, answer referral questions and provide recommendations, when indicated. The report is usually provided directly to the referral source.
  • Feedback: Time can be scheduled to discuss the results in detail.

What types of Neuropsychological Assessments do we provide?

  • Neuropsychological screening assessments $1,500–$2,000 
  • Neuropsychological evaluations $2,500–$4,500 
  • Neuropsychological-Vocational Assessments $3,500–$5,500 
  • Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations (medical/legal) $350/hr

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