Neuropsychology is a specialty of psychology. A neuropsychologist is one who specializes in the relationship brain function and behavior. Some of the conditions for which a neuropsychological evaluation can be helpful in diagnosis and treatment planning include:
Attention Deficit Disorder
Frontal Temporal Dementia
Infectious and Metabolic Disorders
A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory, thinking skills, and emotional functioning. A very detailed assessment of abilities is done, and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used to help the individual and those involved in his or treatment promote independence and quality of life. The results of the evaluation also help to inform diagnostic decisions and treatment planning. Recommendations are generally made regarding emotional status, social skills/needs, and daily activities. Educational and occupational needs may also be addressed.
A clinical neuropsychologist provides specialized services because he or she understands a person's behavior from multiple perspectives: medical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, educational, and rehabilitative. Our evaluations and treatment incorporate extensive detail about one's medical history, developmental background, cognitive ability, academic achievement, and day-to-day functioning.