Neuropsychological Testing 

A standard psychological assessment typically evaluates general cognitive and personality functioning and is geared to diagnose psychiatric conditions. A standard assessment has the capacity to diagnose a condition such as ADHD based on behavior, but it lacks the specificity to understand what underlying neurological process is causing the symptoms and therefore cannot give customize recommendations for treatment.

Neuropsychological Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive processes. We can evaluate neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders, and understand the etiology and evolution of a disorder. Neuropsychology is the unique integration of genetic, developmental, and environmental history with testing data to better understand brain functioning. With a comprehensive assessment of a person’s cognitive and personality functioning, we can specify the origin and development of a disorder and customized recommendations.

To understand cogntive strengths and weaknesses, neuropsychological testing further evaluates: 

  • Attention and concentration
  • Verbal and visual memory
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Visual-spatial functioning
  • Language and Reading skills
  • Sensory Development and Sensory Integration
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Social Skill Development
  • Executive Functioning
  • Emotional and Personality development

Collateral information and behavioral assessment is sought from parents, educators, doctors, and therapists when appropriate. We then use this information to create a road map of customized recommendations for therapy, treatments, educational assistance, and medications.

    Psychological and NeuroPsychological Testing is the essential Road Map because it helps clinical professionals, treatment programs, and educational institutions to develop treatment planning and ensure treatment is effective and efficient. 

    Assessments that may be used by Domain

    • Intelligence - WAIS, WISC, SB, TONI
    • Achievement - WJ-III, WIAT, WRAT
    • Attention - CCPT, WCST, Vanderbilt, NEPSY
    • Language - GORT, Boston Naming, HRB-Aphasia
    • Memory and Learning - WMS, WRAML, CVLT, RAVLT, ROCF, NEPSY
    • Motor Control - Grooved Pegoard, Finger Tapping, Grip Strength, Lateral Dominance
    • Visual-Spatial - ROCFT, Bender-Gestalt, HVOT
    • Autism - ADOS, ASDS, ADI, GARS
    • Executive Functioning - WCST, BRIEF, EFSD, D-KEFS, HRB  
    • Behavioral - BASC, Achenbach, Vanderbilt