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Neuropsychology

Following are some of the reasons a person would be referred for a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment:

-To assist with diagnosis
-To provide prognostic information
-To assist with treatment and education planning by identifying cognitive strengths and weaknesses
-To assess cognitive suitability for, and risks of, brain surgery

Neuropsychological evaluation primarily involves the use of paper and pencil tests which assess thinking skills (i.e. attention and memory, reasoning and problem solving, language, etc.) and emotional functioning. As part of the examination, the neuropshychologist also obtains an extensive personal, educational and medical history from the patient and reviews available medical documentation. An assessment typically takes a full day with a lunch break and other short breaks if necessary. The patient is scheduled to return approximately two weeks following the evaluation, to discuss their results with the neuropsychologist. Also at this time, the neuropsychological report is sent to the referring physician.

Our Patients are:

-Persons with suspected dementia
-Patients who are being considered for brain surgery (deep brain stimulator implant, focal resection)
-Persons exposed to toxic agents
-Pre or post-neurosurgical patients (Aneurysms, Brain Tumors, Seizure Disorders)
-Pre or post-transplant patients from the heart, liver and kidney transplant programs
-Children with medically related learning difficulties