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Prevea's neuropsychiatrists give their patients the time and attention they deserve.

Prevea neuropsychology

The study of brain behavior for adults and children
Why choose Prevea Health for neuropsychology services in the Green Bay area?

How you think, move and behave are all functions controlled by your brain. Neuropsychology studies these actions in adults and children 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.

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.

What occurs during an evaluation?

A typical appointment will start with an interview with the neuropsychologist. During this interview, the doctor collects the patient’s medical and family history and any concerns are presented. After the interview, the patient will meet with a trained neuropsychometrist to complete the testing process, which takes an average of three to four hours for adults, and seven to eight hours, over a two-day period, for children. The neuropsychologist will then analyze the results and compile a report breaking down how well the brain is functioning. The patient will return for a feedback appointment, at which time the neuropsychologist will deliver the results and recommendations. There will also be a time to ask questions or discuss concerns during this final meeting.

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.

Key services

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Anoxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Brain tumor
  • Congenital disorders involving cognition
  • 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
  • Oncology treatment effects

In need of a neuropsychologist?

Talk to your primary care provider or a mental health professional about your concerns. If they feel neuropsychological evaluation is appropriate, they can send a referral to the neuropsychology department.