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Prevea neuropsychology

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How you think, move and behave are all functions controlled by your brain. Neuropsychology studies these actions to determine whether your brain is functioning normally or if a brain disorder or disability exists.
 
At Prevea Neuropsychology, we believe the most important part of patient care is listening. That is why we give our patients the time and attention to be heard.
 
Prevea's neuropsychologist studies the brain-behavior relationships such as thinking, emotions, intelligence and behavior by using variety of testing methods. Based on the test results, a neuropsychologist can determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and whether a brain disorder or disability exists. If necessary, they will recommend a course of therapy that can improve your perception, thinking, learning, memory and movement.


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Evaluation of

  • Adult services
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Anoxia (oxygen deprivation)
    • Any neurological compromise
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Autistic spectrum disorders
    • Brain tumor
    • Frontal lobe dementia
    • Learning disability
    • Memory problems/Memory Assessment Clinic
    • Multi-infarct and subcortical dementia
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neurological psychological evaluation​
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Seizure disorder
    • Stroke or aneurysm
    • Toxic/chemical exposure or poisoning
    • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) including concussions
  • Pediatric services
    • Anoxia (oxygen deprivation)
    • Any neurological compromise
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Autistic spectrum disorders
    • Brain tumor
    • Congenital disorders involving cognition
    • Learning disability
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neurological psychological evaluation
    • Oncology treatment effects
    • Seizure disorder
    • Toxic/chemical exposure or poisoning
    • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) including concussions
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What types of tests are used during evaluation?
A person undergoing a neuropsychological evaluation can expect to receive tests of intelligence, attention and concentration, problem-solving, language ability, visual-spatial skill, sensory and motor ability, visual and verbal memory, and emotional functioning.
 
Some of the tests will require answering questions or remembering information, while others may require naming pictures, drawing or using one’s hands to accomplish a task. Some tasks are easy, while other tasks are designed to be very difficult.
 
Who might need to have a neuropsychological evaluation?
Neuropsychological evaluation is used for a variety of different problems. Some of the more common reasons for seeking a neuropsychological evaluation include:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anoxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Brain Tumor
  • Emotional or Behavioral Disturbance
  • Frontal Lobe Dementia
  • Learning Disability
  • Multi-Infarct Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Stroke or Aneurysm
  • Toxic/Chemical Exposure or Poisoning
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
What happens after the evaluation?
Once an individual has completed a neuropsychological evaluation, the test results are analyzed and a detailed report is generated. The report describes the person’s performance on each test, what their performance means regarding brain function, and how their strengths and weaknesses may affect daily functioning.
 
The neuropsychologist will meet with the individual to provide feedback on test results, review recommendations for improving daily functioning and treatment plan, and answer questions. The report is sent to the referring physician and to anyone else (such as work or school) whom the individual authorizes to have the results. However, the individual’s information is not released without written permission to do so.
 
Frequently, recommendations will be made for improving memory, problem-solving, or attention. If necessary, the neuro­psychologist can provide appropriate referral for therapeutic interventions such as cognitive rehabilitation or cognitive behavioral therapy.
 
Recommendations may also include referrals to a physician (e.g. internist, psychiatrist or neurologist) for medical treatment, an occupational or speech therapist for rehabilitative therapy, or a counselor for psychotherapy.