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Why Neuropsychological Evaluation?
Oftentimes people are referred to us for psychological or neuropsychological assessments. Assessment may help you to better understand the problems that you are facing at home and/or school or work.
What Happens During Neuropsychological Evaluation?
The testing process varies from person to person, based on his/her needs. Some commonly tested areas include: learning, memory, attention, concentration, language skills, problem solving skills, academic skills, motor skills, emotional functioning (stress, depression, anxiety), personality functioning, and adaptive functioning. These tests will be administered by your psychologist.
Testing sessions are scheduled on a unit basis. Testing appointments vary in length and typically are scheduled in increments of 1 unit (45-60 minutes) to 2 units (90-120 minutes). Breaks, rest periods or multiple appointments will be provided.
What are the Steps to a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
- Psychological assessment involves a number of steps:
- Initial interview with you to gather all the needed information and to plan testing.
- Testing with you.
- Scoring and interpretation of tests by your psychologist.
- Preparation of written evaluation report by your psychologist.
- Feedback phase in which assessment findings are reviewed.
How Do You Bill for a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
Charges are billed on a unit basis. These charges reflect reviewing your old records and interviewing school staff or other important persons, completing the test battery, scoring test data, interpreting test data, and preparing a written report.
What Information is Used in the Neuropsychological Evaluation Report?
Any information that you provide either orally (phone contact, interviews, etc.) or in writing (intake forms, questionnaires, etc.), may be included in your report. This information will reflect your reported concerns, social history, family history (i.e, psychiatric, medical, and trauma history), developmental history, and family stressors (i.e, divorce, conflict, deaths, etc.). This information may be potentially sensitive in nature. Also typically included in the report are test results and behavior observations, your diagnosis, and recommendations for your care. If all of the necessary paperwork has been completed, your report will typically take one to two weeks following the last day of testing to be completed.