Clinical Neuropsychologist

A typical evaluation includes three steps: 


  1. An intake interview with the client and/or parent(s) to discuss developmental, medical, and educational history. Pertinent records are reviewed.
  2. Formal testing, which varies depending on the age of the child and referral question.
  3. A feedback conference and written report are provided in order to present the results of the evaluation and to provide recommendations.


Assessments for AD/HD typically include 2 to 4 hours of formal testing, as well as parent/teacher questionnaires and interviews. Your doctor may request such an evaluation if the diagnosis of AD/HD is unclear from his/her medical examination. 


For learning disabilities, more testing is often required (typically 6 to 8 hours) in order to delineate strengths and weaknesses in the areas of phonemic awareness, orthographic awareness, academic fluency, language, memory, and problem solving. A LD assessment is often requested when a child’s learning abilities are not clear from the results of a school-based assessment or parents seek a comprehensive, outside-of-school evaluation. 

Assessment of more complex neuropsychological and neurobehavioral disorders (traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, medical/genetic disorders) and Independent Education Evaluations for school districts are additional areas of expertise. Evaluations are highly individualized, depending on referral questions. 


OTHER SERVICES 


  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy services, including training in attention, memory, and executive functioning, are also offered.
  • Individual social skills therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is also available.
  • I often make school visits in order to discuss the results of my evaluation and implementation of recommendations.
  • Counseling is also available for families in need of help with adjustment and behavior management. More complicated issues will be referred to an outside provider(s).

Assessments & Services