FAQ

WHAT CONDITIONS MAY BENEFIT FROM A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION?

ADHD
Alzheimer’s disease
Anxiety
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Concussion
“Chemo brain”
Depression
Epilepsy
Giftedness combined with difficulties in other learning areas
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Hormonal Dysfunction
Hydrocephalus
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disorders
Major Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia)
Mild Neurocognitive Disorder
Movement Disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Lewy-Body disease, Huntington’s disease)
Multiple Sclerosis
Sleep Disorders (e.g., insomnia, sleep apnea)
Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

WHAT AREAS OF BRAIN FUNCTION DO TESTS MEASURE?

Academic Functioning
Attention and Concentration
Executive Control
Language abilities
Learning and Memory
Visuospatial abilities
Mood and Personality

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT?

  • Identify individual thinking patterns and quantify strengths and weaknesses

  • Aid in diagnosis or differential diagnosis of underlying conditions or diseases (e.g., Anxiety disorder vs. ADHD vs. both)

  • Inform treatment and intervention through the introduction of individualized compensatory strategies, guidelines for school or workplace accommodations, and/or modifications to create a safer home environment

  • Establish a baseline of functioning to serve a basis for comparison in the event of future decline or to assess for improvement following injury (e.g., TBI or stroke)