The Brain Clinic offers neuropsychological evaluations to test for a variety of conditions including learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), cognitive decline, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and much more. Learn more through the links below and contact us to inquire.
Get advice and learn the requirements for requesting extended time on high-stakes standardized tests. Getting accommodations to gain extra time is not so easy— especially for the LSAT, MCAT and Bar Exams. Years ago, a neuropsychologist could simply write a letter and extra time would be approved. These days it is much more difficult. Accurate and extensive evaluations based on historical documentation and extensive testing regarding your learning disability are required for approval for extra time. Learn more and contact us here.
A variety of options are available for ADD evaluations. Attention deficit disorder involves problems such as being distractible, forgetting things in day to day tasks, being disorganized, not completing projects, being late to appointments, etc. Those who are the hyperactive-impulsive types tend to interrupt people, fidget with their hands and feet, experience feelings of restlessness, and have trouble waiting in lines. Related articles on The Brain Clinic website include:
The Brain Clinic offers a few levels of learning disability (LD) testing and dyslexia testing. A learning disability means that some learning function such as reading is significantly below your overall level of intelligence. A very common example is someone who reads very slowly, but is at least average in intelligence.
The Brain Clinic is able to offer significantly reduced fees for neuropsychological evaluations and treatments by offering these services from Dr. Kristi Hoffmann, who has recently obtained her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD). Whereas normal rates in NYC run close to $3500, Dr. Hoffmann is able to charge less than half of that for those individuals that qualify. Please note the terms and conditions for each program, outlined here.
Neuropsychological evaluations in children are used to compare the child’s overall abilities to specific areas of functioning to see where any problems lie. Additionally, by comparing intelligence to achievement tests in reading, writing and math, one can determine if there is a learning disability in one or more of these areas. In order to get accommodations for a learning disability at school or for standardized tests (such as the SAT), a full evaluation is necessary. In this case, it is beneficial to have testing done early in life in case accommodations are necessary on high-stakes tests later in life.
Preparing an assessment for legal situations is more demanding than for the usual clinical case, and must be handled differently from the beginning. In a sense, the evaluations for extended time are similar to forensic evaluations, because these assessments are examined by officials from the testing organizations with the idea in mind that you must be able to prove that you have a disability. In other forensic situations, one must take into account whether the client is malingering, or putting forth their best effort during the testing sessions. Another aspect includes a thorough review of history and documentation.
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