Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C.
Neuropsychological & NeuroRehabilitation Services

Services

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION/TESTING

A neuropsychological evaluation usually consists of an interview and testing, and also often includes interviews of family members, doctors, and others; a review of medical records and other background information; and behavioral observations.  Standardized tests may assess some or all of the following areas: 

  • Level of Alertness
  • Orientation
  • Attention
  • Learning & Memory
  • Sensory & Motor Skills
  • Language Skills
  • Visuospatial Skills
  • Executive Functioning
  • General Intellectual Functioning
  • Academic Skills
  • Emotional/Personality Factors
  • Behavior
  • Symptom Validity

The tests are not invasive; that is, they do not involve attaching you to machines or using X-rays.  Most of the tests involve questions and answers, or working with materials on a table.  Some tests may use a computer.  The time required depends on the problem being assessed.  In general, several hours are needed to assess the many skills involved in processing information.

The results of a neuropsychological evaluation can be used to:

  • identify weaknesses in specific areas
  • identify strengths that can be used to compensate for weaknesses
  • help differentiate among illnesses, which is important because appropriate treatment depends on accurate diagnosis
  • establish a "baseline" before there is any problem, so that later changes can be measured very objectively
  • assist with neuropsychological administrative matters, such as disability determination
  • assist the trier of fact in litigated matters

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT

Neuropsychological treatment includes helping people to:

  • improve brain functioning
  • compensate for deficits
  • adjust to life following neurologic injury or illness

FORENSIC SERVICES

  • Independent Medical/Neuropsychological Examination
  • Decision-making Capacity Determinations 
  • Record Review
  • Disability Determination

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