Assessments are tools. The goal of an assessment is to better understand the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional circumstances for each person in order to inform treatment recommendations and make appropriate referrals. The assessment process begins with an initial consultation based on your individual concerns and history. Assessments will take into consideration your background including: age, education, culture, ethnicity, linguistic background, developmental history, and special needs. We have expertise in providing psychological and neuropsychological assessments.
What is a psychological assessment?
A psychological assessment is an evaluation of your unique concerns, history, and current functioning. If you have felt distress for some time, but cannot quite put your finger on what is going on, a psychological evaluation may be helpful.
What is a neuropsychological assessment?
A neuropsychological assessment is a battery of tests designed to help identify your level of cognitive functioning in multiple areas or domains. These areas can include memory, thinking, attention, concentration, problem solving, organization, language abilities, motor skills, and visual-spatial skills. A neuropsychological evaluation may occur over several sessions in order to obtain a clear picture of your current level of functioning, including your personal strengths and weaknesses.
If you have concerns about your cognitive functioning, or notice that your cognitive difficulties interfere with living your life to the fullest, a neuropsychological evaluation may be helpful. The information gathered during the evaluation could inform diagnosis, provide feedback to you and your medical providers about your current functioning, and guide treatment recommendations.
Concerns for which I frequently provide assessments:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disability, Academic underachievement
- Gifted, achievement
- Cognitive changes related to medical problems
- Fitness for duty evaluations
- Personality concerns