Why neuropsychological assessment?
Neuropsychological assessment is indicated when a cognitive change or impairment is suspected due to:
- Traumatic brain injury/concussion
- Stroke/cerebrovascular disease
- Anoxic brain injury/ metabolic injury
- Learning Disorders (e.g., ADHD, Development Delay)
- Substance abuse
- Parkinson disease/movement disorder
- Memory disorders/dementia (e.g., Alzheimer disease)
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Epilepsy/seizure disorders
- Brain tumors
- Neurodevelopmental/ neurodegenerative disorders
- Genetic disorders
- Systematic diseases affecting the brain or central nervous system (e.g., pain, organ failure)
What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
The goal of testing is to measure how the individual performs relative to other individuals of their age and education. The procedure involves three separate clinic visits: a comprehensive clinical interview with individual and family member; formal objective testing; and a result interpretation/feedback session. Final reports are provided and outline the individual’s background, test findings, diagnosis, and specific recommendations. Overall conceptualization is provided and based on the individual’s unique profile.
How Do I Schedule An Appointment For An Adult Assessment Services Evaluation?
Talk to your doctor to determine if you would benefit from a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. Call (217) 222-6550, ext. 3418 to request a packet and schedule an appointment.