What is a Clinical Neuropsychologist?
A clinical neuropsychologist is a psychologist who has specialized knowledge and training in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships. Clinical neuropsychologists use this knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients across the lifespan who have neurological, medical, developmental, or psychiatric conditions.
What is assessed in a neuropsychological evaluation?
A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation performed by a senior staff member includes a full intelligence battery, as well as measures of verbal and visual memory, executive functioning, academic abilities, a continuous performance and attention battery and a personality assessment. The tests also measure cognitive abilities having to do with neurological disorders, such as fine motor coordination, shifting of sets, and novel abstract reasoning.
What will my neuropsychological assessment tell me?
Neruopsychological testing can help discern what cognitive strengths and weaknesses exist in a person. In a person with a learning disability, the overall level of intelligence is determined, and the subtests within this battery help reveal the strengths and weaknesses in the person’s cognitive profile, helping to explain the learning disability. With other mild brain problems, different patterns emerge. This can tell the neuropsychologist what kind of disorder the person has, but, more importantly, the testing can identify the strengths and weaknesses in a person so that guidance for career, remediation or treatment can be made with some degree of precision.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept Visa and MasterCard, as well as personal checks and cash.
Are services covered by insurance?
We are not currently on any insurance panels. The costs of neuropsychological testing, cognitive remediation treatment and psychotherapy are sometimes covered by health insurance. We accept direct payments from patients and provide a detailed receipt of services and payments, which you may submit to your health insurance carrier for reimbursement. The cost of neuropsychological testing, psychotherapy and cognitive rehab is your responsibility and you should seek reimbursement from your health plan. You may find more information about insurance coverage here.
Do you provide accommodations for standardized testing?
We have dealt with over 3,000 cases involving accommodations for high-stakes testing with a 95% success rate in these cases when a learning disability has been previously documented. The staff is highly trained with degrees from UC Berkeley, Yale, CUNY and others. We have an extremely short turn-around time. Documentation can be provided in as quick as 1-2 weeks following testing, compared to 3-4 weeks at most clinics. You may find more information about high-stakes testing here.
Do you provide consultations?
Yes, please visit our consultation page here for more information.
Are learning disorder evaluations tax deductible?
Learning disorder evaluations can be tax deductible as a medical expense. You may find more information about tax deductible learning disorder evaluations here.