Neuropsychological Evaluations

At Shore Neuropsychology and Behavioral Health, we provide comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to assess patients’ cognitive and psychological status.

Common areas of assessment include overall intellectual abilities, visual and verbal memory skills, immediate and sustained attention, processing speed, executive functioning, motor functioning, perceptual reasoning, expressive and receptive language abilities, and visual-spatial skills. Our neuropsychological evaluations also include an assessment of adaptive behavior, academic achievement, and emotional functioning.

Individualized neuropsychological evaluations include detailed analysis of test results and personalized intervention strategies. Our clinicians provide further support in implementing recommendations as our goal is to provide quality clinical care to patients and their families. We also work closely with referring professionals to ensure the most comprehensive treatment possible. A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any case in which brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected.

Typical referrals are made to diagnose or rule out the following conditions, and to describe their impact on a person’s cognitive functioning:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Memory Decline (Dementia)
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Academic and Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Executive Function Weakness
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Metabolic Brain Injury Substance Abuse
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Toxic or Other Encephalopathies
  • Preparation for Bariatric or Spinal Surgery

Our neuropsychological evaluations are tailored to the specific referral question a physician or a patient has. After a neuropsychological evaluation is completed, recommendations may include:

  • Referral for additional medical diagnostic assessments
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Psychotherapy family counseling
  • Support groups
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Referral for psychiatric medication

Our neuropsychological evaluations provide valuable information in many significant ways and may be used to:

  • Help with early detection of mild cognitive deficits. That is often critical to assist physicians with diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It also helps to establish a cognitive baseline to assist in later diagnostic assessments.
  • Identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses to assist with disease or injury recovery and course.
  • Assist in decision making regarding return to school, work, driving, sports, and independent living.
  • Educate patients and family regarding the injury or disease, related cognitive issues, recovery time frame and course, and development of compensatory and coping strategies.
  • Assist in determining a patient’s capacity to consent to treatment or manage their own affairs.
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