What is a

Neuropsychological Assessment?

A neuropsychological evaluation is an in-depth assessment designed to identify brain-related areas of strength and deficit.

The assessment procedure includes an interview combined with one-on-one testing, designed to determine current brain functioning. Assessments, test interpretation, report preparation, and feedback sessions are conducted by a licensed psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological exams are most frequently performed following a neurological-based change in functioning.

Changes may occur for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • traumatic brain injury

  • stroke

  • tumor

  • prenatal alcohol exposure (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)

  • toxic chemical exposure

  • degenerative conditions (such as multiple sclerosis or dementia)

  • identifying learning disabilities and attention deficits

 

What I Offer

I specialize in Neuropsychological Assessments for traumatic brain injury (TBI), memory impairment, stroke, dementia, cognitive deficits, learning disabilities, attention deficits, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). And offer adults (17 & over) a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation designed to assess cognitive function, mental health status, and adaptive behavior. Evaluations combine a clinical interview, neuropsychological testing, and a review of previous psychological or psychiatric records.

The evaluation involves two scheduled clinic visits: an assessment lasting approximately 5 hours, and a 1-hour reporting conference that occurs approximately two weeks later. Consultations with current health providers and referrals to community resources occur as needed.

I do not offer ongoing psychotherapy or case management; however, I am available for follow-up consultation.

I accept referrals from a wide range of community providers, including private practitioners, community mental health agencies, substance abuse treatment programs, criminal justice personnel, and DSHS.