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NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments are provided to answer questions you have about your brain. 

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YOU MAY BE EXPLORING THIS PAGE BECAUSE…

  • You've watched many YouTube videos about ADHD and are concerned that maybe you have it, too.

  • Your child recently received a neurocognitive diagnosis (e.g., ADHD) and you see the same symptoms present in yourself.

  • Your partner seems to be having troubles with forgetfulness and it has you concerned.

  • You are finding yourself struggling with multi-tasking, something that used to be easy for you.

  • Your HIMS AME said you need to have a neuropsychological assessment as part of your evaluation.

  • You have made a change in your SSRI treatment and your AME says you need a neuropsychological evaluation.

 

Please read a little bit about the services that I offer and see if they might help you.

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Neuropsychological Assessments Help Reveal Details About Brain Function

Psychological Assessments and Neuropsychological Assessments are similar. Psychological Assessments usually provide details about intellectual function and personality. Neuropsychological Assessments go deeper by revealing details about memory function, attention, language, processing speed, and your executive abilities. Both can be time-consuming.

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My Goals for Neuropsychological Assessments

I try to balance several goals when doing neuropsychological and psychological assessments.

  • Identify the key information we're seeking. This helps to keep the time spent as short as is needed.

  • Provide feedback that can help you. I want to make sure that you receive value for the time and money spent.

  • Identify resources and tools when available.

My Experience with Neuropsychological Assessments

I have spent substantial time performing neuropsychological and psychological assessments. I worked with the Los Angeles Kings for three seasons as team neuropsychologist. I have provided forensic psychology support to the Los Angeles Federal public defenders office.

The first part of an assessment is focused on information gathering, often with a review of prior assessments and other relevant documents. Depending on the question, the assessment procedure may be divided into multiple days. This is to help reduce fatigue. After completion of the test battery, I review the results. This includes looking at summary scores, individual tests, areas where scores fall into typical patterns, etc. These results are compared against the other information that has been gathered. A written report is generated and we meet to discuss the findings and the recommendations for next steps.

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