Neuropsychology involves the relationship between the brain function and behavior. A neuropsychological evaluation consists of a history-taking interview, observation, and testing. During the interview, you will be asked about your family, education, work history, medical history, legal history, and any symptoms that you currently have. You may also be asked to fill out some rating forms. You will then be given a number of psychological tests that are designed to evaluate your motor and thinking abilities. Some of the tests are difficult and many of the tests are timed. Individuals are expected to give their best effort on each of the tests.
Concussion and TBI Evaluation
A concussion, multiple concussions and a more severe traumatic brain injury may cause multiple symptoms over a long period of time. An evaluation is essential to understand the nature of the current symptoms and the trajectory of recovery. Most clients are referred by their physician as part of that course of treatment.
A psychoeducational evaluation is a specialized form of a psychological evaluation for students who are struggling in school. The evaluation focuses on diagnosing learning disabilities, ADHD or developmental disabilities. Usually the evaluation consists of a history taking interview, observation and testing. The appointment time for an evaluation usually takes 2-3 hours.
Often a recent psychological evaluation is required for academic accommodations at the high school and college level. A parent or student who is concerned about academic achievement usually approaches the teacher or the counseling center for assistance. Then the student will be evaluated by the school or be referred to a psychologist.
Dr. Freed can also provide ongoing assistance for adults with medical or neurological issues that affect their psychological health. Dr. Freed has been working with older adults for more than 30 years and can provide practical and useful solutions to everyday problems.