What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
Neuropsychology helps us understand how the brain works by evaluating skills related to different systems of
brain function. Neuropsychology can help your understanding and treatment of known or suspected
neurological impairment that may interfere with meeting demands of daily living at home, school or work.
This comprehensive evaluation includes the assessment of:
General orientation and awareness
Sensory/perceptual and motor skills
What does the testing involve?
The evaluation is a consult with the doctor, followed by series of paper and pencil, mechanical and/or
computerized tests administered by a psychometrician. The assessment does not involve lab work or needles
of any kind, and is completely painless and done in a professional environment one-on-one with the examiner.
Keep these tips in mind for testing:
Get a good night’s sleep.
Bring reading glasses and hearing aids if you wear them.
You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks, or even a sack lunch for longer sessions. Breaks are taken as needed.
Wear comfortable clothes
How long will testing take?
Testing is individualized to address the referral question and the individual’s concerns, as such that younger
children and seniors may take less time to complete the evaluation, in as little as a few hours. Others may
require a longer testing session. An interview, testing, and an interpretation of the test results normally takes
two to three sessions.
Details about results
The results are sent to the referral source or reported during the interpretation session, which is normally
scheduled about 10-15 working days after the evaluation is completed. A copy of the results can be requested
from the office. However, the report is written for the referring individual- typically a physician, and a
summarized report in lay person’s terms may be provided in lieu of the formal report.
A child under the age of 12 may not have the sufficient appreciation of the results and is not required to attend a interpretation session.
What kinds of training do the psychometricians have?
Standards for training psychometricians have been published by the American Psychological Association,
Division 40 – Clinical Neuropsychology guidelines. The minimum is a college degree with advanced training
in psychometrics and administration standards. A National Certification is available for the highest level of
recognition within this field. Our psychometricians have Master's Degrees in Psychology.
Is this service covered by insurance and what is my financial responsibility?
As a courtesy we contact carriers to confirm benefits and eligibility prior to the first appointment. The patient is responsible for all co-pays, co-insurances and deductibles at the time of service. It is important to note that
claims are always subject to review upon submission. There is no guarantee of payment, and insurance coverage
is a contract between the policy holder and the carrier.