Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment
Neuropsychological assessment and psychological assessment
are processes of evaluating conditions that affect a person’s thinking, mood,
and behavior. These assessments are
tailored to focus on the presenting complaints of the individual and offered in
a manner that seeks to understand the unique factors influencing his or her
functioning. Psychological assessment
seeks to gain a better understanding of a person’s emotional experience,
behavior, and personality. It is useful
to help people understand events and patterns in their lives, as well as
accurately diagnose psychological conditions and make informed and
individualized treatment recommendations.
Neuropsychological assessment often serves these functions as well, and
also involves completing a variety of tests designed to measure brain functions
such as attention span, cognitive flexibility, and memory. The diagnosis of brain damage, dementia, and
amnestic disorders can be reached through neuropsychological assessment.
Psychoeducational assessment is individually tailored to
students of all ages to help maximize learning potential. It can help determine whether a student is eligible
for gifted placement or other special education, the presence of a learning
disorder or attention deficit, as well as emotional issues such as anxiety that
can impact a student’s academic performance.
Psychological Treatment Services
Psychotherapy is offered to adolescents and adults for a range of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and adjustment difficulties.