Neuropsychological assessment

Neuropsychological assessment is a method of testing a wide range of cognitive skills in order to understand an individual's strengths and weaknesses in cognitive functioning and evaluate the effects of brain damage or brain disease. Results from the neuropsychological evaluation assist with diagnosis and guide recommendations regarding interventions or other follow-up services.  

Evaluations are catered to the needs of the individual, but are likely to include assessment in the following areas:

  • Intellectual Ability
  • Attention
  • Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Language
  • Motor and Sensory Functioning
  • Visual Spatial Abilities
  • Learning and Memory
  • Social and Emotional Functioning

A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any case in which there is a concern about possible impairments in neurocognitive functioning. Conditions that often lead to and benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation include:

  • Dementia
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Brain Tumor
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder  

Following an evaluation, a detailed report summarizing the results of the evaluation and outlining recommendations is provided. In addition, a feedback session is scheduled to discuss test results and recommendations and to answer any questions.

 

INSURANCE AND PAYMENT

Dr. Allen currently accepts Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Humana, and Medicare.

Prior to your appointment, we will confirm your benefits with your insurance company, and inform you of any out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., deductible, co-insurance, or co-pay).

If Dr. Allen does not accept your insurance, we can still check with your insurance company regarding your out-of-network benefits.

Payment by cash, check, or credit card is also an option, and after your appointment, we can provide you with a fee statement that you can send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. (Note that reimbursement for services is not guaranteed and reimbursement policies differ from plan to plan; we also recommend that you contact your insurance company for details.)