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Neuropsychological Evaluations

Descriptions and Definitions

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition and psychological functioning and their impact on academic, professional, interpersonal and daily behavior. This sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested.


Comprehensive Assessment

Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions:

Short-term and long-term memory

Intelligence

Problem solving and conceptualizing

Ability to learn new skills and solve problems

Attention, concentration, and distractibility

Logical and abstract reasoning functions

Ability to understand and express language

Visual-spatial organization Visual-motor coordination

Planning, synthesizing and organizing abilities

Functional impacts on learning and information recall

Psychomotor Performance

Executive Skills

Concept Formation and Reasoning

Academic Ability and Achievement

Emotional and Behavioral Status


Rationale and Purpose

By using standardized tests, neuropsychologists obtain information that is necessary in an overall diagnostic work-up and can offer referring providers important information often necessary for:

Assessment of cognitive impairment and areas of preserved functioning related to a neurological injury or disease.

Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disorder in adults and children.

Diagnosis of dementia (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease) for patients complaining of memory problems.

Differential diagnosis between psychological and organic causes of cognitive dysfunction.

Recommendations for reasonable accommodations at work or school as per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Monitoring functioning over time in a patient taking medication for cognitive dysfunction.

Providers

Throughout the evaluation process, you will be working with licensed professionals at all times. To meet the doctors, click the link below.

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Psychological Evaluations for Weight-Loss Surgery Candidates

Dr. Caster has been conducting psychological assessments for individuals in the process of  preparing for weight loss surgery for many years. The evaluation is broken down into two appointments. For the first appointment, the patient comes into the office and takes several computerized psychological measures and submits the completed background history information forms. The second appointment is face-to-face with Dr. Caster and includes a comprehensive clinical interview lasting approximately 60-minutes. Subsequent to attending both appointments, Dr. Caster writes a thorough report assessing the patient's strengths, weaknesses, and ways to bolster his or her likelihood of long-term success prior to undergoing weight loss surgery. Findings are transmitted to the patient's referring provider and results are discussed in great detail at the time of the second appointment. 

Adult Psychotherapy

We offer individual psychotherapy to adults. We specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress management, and coping with trauma. The initial interview is a lengthier appointment, and together we determine a treatment plan, including goal-setting and establishing a therapeutic alliance. 

Subsequent sessions are approximately 55-minutes.