Neuropsychological Assessment

A neuropsychological evaluation typically begins with a comprehensive clinical interview. The information collected during the interview is used to develop a contextual understanding of an adult or child, their history, and their current cognitive, emotional, and functional strengths and weaknesses.

 

The clinical interview may incorporate the collateral report of parents, family, friends, and/or educators, as well as a review of available medical, academic, and/or legal records as needed. The clinical interview is followed by a comprehensive assessment of brain function using standardized tests.

 

Tests may include paper and pencil, manual/visual/auditory stimuli, as well as computer-based measures of various domains of cognitive functioning as deemed clinically appropriate to the referral question. Test results are then interpreted in the context of a person's clinical history and current functioning to inform clinically indicated diagnoses and treatment recommendations. 

Various domains of functioning that may be assessed include: Intelligence, Academic skills, Attention and Executive Functioning, Memory and Learning, Problem Solving, Language, Perceptual and Motor Abilities, as well as Emotional/Behavioral Functioning and Personality.

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Services

SNBH offers a comprehensive range of high quality psychiatric, counseling and strategic psychotherapy services, for individuals, families, couples, teens and children.

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Assistive Technology & Occupational Therapy

An Assistive Technology evaluation is performed for someone who has been diagnosed with a learning, cognitive, physical, or sensory disability or disorder. 

 

Based on information from the individual’s diagnosis from a qualified diagnostic professional, an individual is given relevant tests and tasks to determine his/her specific needs to access their environment.  Data is collected from reading/writing samples, assessment of environmental needs, and computer access methods.

 

After analyzing this data, the individual will be presented with software and hardware options and Assistive Technology adaptations to determine which tools would be the best recommendations for his/her specific needs.

 

Occupational Therapy uses Neurokinesthetic, Sensory and Motor approaches combining strengthening, sensori-motor, resistant and dexterity activities to strengthen fine motor skills.

 

Visual –motor activities are employed to address a child’s ability to perform optimally in the classroom environment.

 

Sensory activities provide children with sensory integration processing difficulties with the opportunity to actively participate in their academic environment with proper attention and body modulation. 

Clinical Services