NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM


Psychology Health Group offers a special program in neuropsychological assessment. Evaluations through this program include neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing. Testing often includes assessment of the cognitive, academic, behavioral, and/or emotional changes and impairment that are often associated with developmental, neurodegenerative and other processes, including acquired disorders of brain dysfunction. Formal evaluation is often recommended for any individual who exhibits impairment in functioning due to these types of processes. There are numerous processes and disorders that can affect cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning. These processes and disorders include, among others:
  • Learning Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Alzheimerís Disease and other dementias
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Metabolic/Toxic Disorders

In addition to assessing, diagnosing and/or confirming the cognitive, academic, behavioral, and emotional dysfunction associated with a suspected disorder, the purpose of these evaluations may also be to:
  • Help make predictions about an individualís ability to return to their everyday life, or function in a particular settings, such as school or work
  • Establish an initial level of cognitive, behavioral, academic, and emotional functioning and to document possible changes in functioning over time through follow-up evaluations
  • To assist in the development of rehabilitative programming services with health care providers

Typically, the evaluation includes clinical interviews with the client and family members, review of available medical, school and other records, administration of tests to assess various aspects of functioning, behavioral observations, and written report of assessment findings. The tests that are administered vary according to the specific goal of the evaluation, but often include formal assessment of memory and learning, intellectual functioning, academic achievement, attention and concentration, language and communication, perceptual and spatial abilities, motor skills, reasoning, judgment and problem solving, emotion and personality.

Several related, but distinct services are available through the Neuropsychological Assessment Program. These include:
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychoeducational (Learning Disorder) Testing
  • Education and Psychotherapy to help patients and families understand, cope with and adjust to the effects of a brain disorder, as well as to address issues of independent living and return to work
  • Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Independent Medical Examination (IME)
  • Disability Determination Assessment to determine the nature, extent and prognosis of a neurological disability
  • Civil Competency Assessment to assist in assessing an individualís ability to make appropriate decisions in activities of daily living

To make a referral or to inquire further about the services available through the Neuropsychological Assessment Program, please call our office at (563) 359-4049.

2102 East 38th Street | Davenport, IA 52807 | 563.359.4049