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  • FAQs - Neuropsychology

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    What is a clinical neuropsychologist?

    According to the National Academy of Neuropsychology, a clinical neuropsychologist is a professional within the field of psychology with special expertise in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships. The clinical neuropsychologist uses psychological, neurological, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological principles, techniques, and tests to evaluate patients’ neurocognitive, behavioral, and emotional strengths and weaknesses and their relationship to normal and abnormal central nervous system functioning. The clinical neuropsychologist integrates information gathered during the evaluation process with information provided by other medical/healthcare providers to identify and diagnose neurobehavioral disorders, and plan and implement intervention strategies.

    Why consider a neuropsychological evaluation?


    A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended to examine current cognitive functioning or deficits.

    You suspect a neurodevelopmental disorder that originated in childhood (ADHD or a learning disability).

    You are experiencing memory loss, difficulty finding words, slower processing, or other changes in thinking.

    You are experiencing personality changes.

    You suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury or concussion.

    You are required to undergo a neuropsychological workup in order to return to work following an injury.

    You suffered a stroke.

    You have a neurological disorder such as Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, or Huntington’s Disease

    You have been exposed to toxins.

    You are applying for Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation and require an evaluation and report documenting your current limitations.


    Your child is having difficulty in school and it may be related to a learning disability.

    Your child is having difficulty in school and you are not sure why, but want to know how you can help them.

    You have concerns about your child’s behaviors or mood.

    Your child has a medical or neurological disorder that typically is associated with cognitive symptoms.

    Your child is having trouble retaining information when studying.

    Your child was exposed to substance use in the form of alcohol, drugs, or cigarette smoking during pregnancy and is now exhibiting cognitive, behavioral, or emotional symptoms.

    Your child is suspected of having an intellectual disability.

    Your child is having difficulty with attention or executive functioning (planning, organizing, reasoning, judgment, problem solving, inhibition)

    Your child is having difficulty completing tasks at home that are typical for their age.