Neuropsychological, cognitive, and academic evaluations provide insights about how a client’s brain is functioning. Clients learn about how their brains process information, store and retrieve memories, pay attention, use language and visual information, solve problems, and make decisions. Each of us has our own unique set of cognitive strengths and vulnerabilities. Understanding your cognitive profile will help us work together to develop individualized plans to improve school performance, work performance, and even relationship skills.
I conduct therapeutic evaluations with your needs guiding the process. Once you understand how your brain functions (or how a loved one’s brain functions), you can capitalize on your strengths, and recognize and work around your weaknesses. I strive to help clients improve their lives by understanding how they learn and process information.
I work with clients over a wide age range, from adolescents to the elderly. Assessments are conducted using computer programs, as well as paper and pencil tasks.
Here are some typical issues/questions that I have helped clients address (though each client’s needs are truly unique):
- Adolescents struggling with school work, especially during timed tests and when they are bored or restless.
- Students who need to determine if they have ADHD and/or need support for setting up IEP’s or 504 plans.
- Clients in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and beyond, with concerns about memory issues, decline in cognitive functioning, and possible dementia.
- Physicians when there is a concern about their ability to continue to successfully perform as clinicians.
- Young adults who have had multiple concussions and are having difficulties with college or high school courses.
- Clients who have had a traumatic brain injury, noticeable changes in cognition, or other types of brain insult and want to learn about how their brain has changed.
- These are just a sample of issues that may be improved by neuropsychological assessment. If you are unsure whether you may benefit from therapeutic neuropsychological assessment, please contact me to discuss your situation.I believe the most important part of the therapeutic assessment process is applying the findings to a person’s day-to-day life. I want to help clients (and, if applicable, family members, and school and work communities) understand how their brain functioning affects their lives and how to improve their lives through compensatory strategies, cognitive activities, and other individualized recommendations.
Please note, my practice is focused on assessing individuals in a therapeutic manner. Since I do not specialize in forensic assessment, I do not choose to be an expert witness in court proceedings.