I have expertise in conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments. The assessment process generally 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 and special needs. The goal of the assessment process is to better understand the cognitive, behavioral and emotional circumstances for each individual in order to inform treatment recommendations and make appropriate referrals. If there are concerns regarding cognitive functioning, a neuropsychological evaluation may be helpful. These cognitive concerns could include difficulties in any of the following areas: memory, thinking, attention, concentration, problem solving, organization, language abilities, motor skills, and visual-spatial skills. A neuropsychological assessment is a battery of tests designed to help identify your level of cognitive and emotional functioning in multiple areas. Testing usually takes place over several sessions in order to obtain a clear picture of your level of functioning including your personal strengths and weaknesses.
Concerns for which I frequently provide assessments:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Academic underachievement
- Cognitive changes related to medical problems
- Fitness for duty evaluations
- Personality concerns