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If problems with memory or an inability to think clearly have become a continuing problem for you, you may be a candidate for a Neuropsychological Evaluation. You, or your loved ones, may have noticed a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language skill, perception, coordination, or even changes in personality. These changes may be the result of a number of medical, neurological, psychological or genetic causes.
Gaylord provides neuropsychological evaluations and will develop a treatment plan for individuals who have difficulty with any of these problems. A neuropsychological evaluation can help determine the reasons for changes in your behavior and establish the basis for an appropriate course of treatment. If you think you may be a candidate for a neuropsychological evaluation, the first step is to talk with your physician to obtain a referral. Download the Outpatient Physician Referral Form and take it to your physician for completion.
Pediatric & Adolescent Neuropsychology
What kinds of conditions can lead to neurocognitive difficulties?
Problems related to memory, thinking and attention can result from both psychiatric disorders and a variety of physical conditions including:
What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
The Neuropsychological Evaluation provides the basis for a diagnosis and plan of treatment. The Evaluation uses a set of standardized tests and procedures to systematically develop a comprehensive assessment of a number of cognitive and behavioral functions including:
What should I expect?
A Neuropsychological Evaluation is a combination of interviews and testing. The interviews are designed to give our neuropsychologists information about you that will be helpful in forming a diagnosis. For example, you’ll be asked about your symptoms, medical history, medications and other important factors.
Testing may include paper-and-pencil tests, computerized tests, or simply answering questions. The number and variety of tests required, as well as the time needed to complete them, will depend on the condition being assessed. Some tests may be easy, while others are more complex. Most patients find that the tests are interesting and even enjoyable. If you use glasses or a hearing aid, they should be worn when you take the tests. It’s important that you do your best, because the information gathered will play a key role in formulating your plan of care.
Neuropsychology Program Appointments: (203) 741-3413
Fax: (203) 284-2721