A neuropsychological evaluation is a specialized type of assessment examining the connection between the brain and behavior. Clinicians performing neuropsychological assessments have completed additional training in neuroanatomy, neuroscience, pathology, and several other areas. There has also been advanced coursework and training to evaluate (in greater depth) such domains as: attention, memory, intelligence, language, visual-perception, visual-spatial thinking, psychosensory and motor abilities, “frontal lobe” or executive functions, academic achievement, and personality or emotional functions. Dr. Wolff is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Dr. Manor has 15 years experience providing assessments from a neuropsychological perspective.
For a health insurance company to cover the costs of a neuropsychological evaluation, there has to have been an acquired medical illness that may have influenced the development of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). This could include a concussion, a fall with a significant strike to the head, an auto accident, seizures, brain tumors, diabetes, high fevers, low oxygen levels, and many other medical diseases that can negatively influence the areas mentioned above. Our neuropsychologists are able to complete any of the evaluations above, and can tailor the testing to each individual based on information learned during the interview and performance during testing.
Neuropsychological evaluations assess brain function in response to:
- Head injuries
- Auto accidents
- Brain tumors
Or acquired medical conditions such as:
- High fevers
- Low oxygen levels
- And many other medical diseases that can impact the brain