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Understanding Neuropsychological Testing for ADHD, Learning Disability Diagnosis & More

February 5, 2019|ADHD

What is neuropsychological testing?

A useful tool for accurately diagnosing ADHD, learning disabilities, a neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures, utilizing paper and pencil, question and answer, and computer-based tests. Neuropsychological testing is also used to assess other cognitive problems that can result from brain injury, neurological, medical, or emotional conditions. We offer testing for adolescents (16+) and adults in Boston and Newton, MA. 

During testing, a broad range of functions may be assessed, such as intelligence, problem-solving, language, organizational skills, memory, learning, attention, emotion regulation, and more.

Based on the findings, treatment plans and recommendations can be created to help improve functioning in daily life.

How long do I have to wait for an appointment?

Because we are a private practice with a large neuropsychology team, we can generally see new neuropsychological testing clients within 2-3 weeks in our Newton and Boston, MA offices. This is a vastly different wait time than at major hospitals in the Boston area, which often have wait times of 6-8 months. Request an appointment.

What’s the difference between a neuropsychologist and a psychologist?

Neuropsychologists and psychologists have different training. Psychologists are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychological diagnoses. Neuropsychologists are specially trained to evaluate brain functioning. Neuropsychologists are trained in specific knowledge of clinical neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, and brain-behavior relationships. Our neuropsychologists have all completed an APA-approved internship in neuropsychology and have completed a specialty post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology.

To request an appointment, click here or call us at (617) 259-1895.

 

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