Neuropsychology

Clinical neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that specializes in the assessment and treatment of patients with brain disease, dementia, or injury. During an evaluation, a battery of standardized cognitive tests is administered to study the relationship between the brain and behavior.  Depending on the referral question, our clients are typically evaluated in the areas of complex attention, executive function, language, learning and memory, social cognition, and perceptual and motor functioning.  The goal of neuropsychological assessment is to help the client, his or her family, and the referring provider understand how the changes in cognitive functioning are impacting everyday life.  Completed reports include a diagnosis, results of testing as well as specific, individualized treatment recommendation.

In conjunction with neurological assessment, neuropsychological evaluations are used to diagnose the following major or minor neurocognitive disorders:

  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Dementia
  • Substance/Medication Induced Dementia
  • HIV or Prion Related Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Dementia
  • Huntington’s Dementia
  • Medical Condition Related Dementia