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Colorado Springs Neuropsychological Evaluations
Contact Central Focus Psychological Group in Colorado Springs today to schedule a full neuropsychological evaluation.
What are neuropsychological evaluations?
Neuropsychological evaluations assess how brain function impacts behavior, mood, and thinking. These tests help determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Often, the tests are used after a brain injury or other condition that impacts brain function.
Neuropsychological evaluations and assessment services help pinpoint the source of behavioral or cognitive changes. They also provide a snapshot of an individual’s current cognitive function. This helps providers develop targeted treatment plans to ensure optimal recovery and health.
Types of Neuropsychological Evaluations
Do you or your child struggle with completing tasks or schoolwork? Does inattention or hyperactivity get in the way? Does your child appear to struggle with learning? This evaluation explores potential learning disorders and symptoms of ADHD that may be causing unmanageable challenges for you or your child at work or school.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations
Autism spectrum disorder is a condition that causes challenges in social communication, non-verbal communication, and speech. These problems can be so severe that they interfere with daily interactions and relationships with family members or friends. Rigid, repetitive behaviors can also make things difficult. If you have these concerns and you don’t know where to turn, we can help you find the answer.
Adaptive Functioning Evaluations
Every day we must handle the common demands of our life. We must function independently, get along well with others, and we must successfully interact with our surroundings. These abilities are called adaptive functioning. We can measure your level of adaptive functioning which can be useful for admission into helpful treatment programs you may be interested in.
Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Evaluations
It is normal to lose some of your abilities as you advance in age. Do you seem to experience more challenges with your memory, decision-making skills, and emotions than others your age? We will work closely and carefully with you to help you find the answers you seek. You are in good hands.
This is an in-depth assessment that includes measures of your personality traits behaviors, and brain function. We will explore your memory skills, decision-making skills, processing skills, and other important functions of the brain needed for you to perform your best.
Specialty Neuropsychological Evaluations
Pre-Bariatric Surgery Evaluations
We know you are about to take a giant step toward improving your future and we want to help. It is common to undergo an evaluation to determine your fit for bariatric surgery. We assess this fit for you and, perhaps more importantly, the information you get from this assessment will also help you succeed during your post-surgery adjustment. We’re here for you!
Gifted & Talented Evaluations
Does your child have special abilities? Some children can become bored with schoolwork because it doesn’t challenge them. This evaluation may be able to assess a higher level of brain functioning than other assessments and can be useful for academic placement.
What are the benefits of neuropsychological evaluations?
Neuropsychological evaluations provide insight into how brain function may be affecting behavior, mood, and cognitive skills. This helps providers create treatment plans by identifying areas that may improve with targeted rehabilitation.
The results can help patients and family members understand their functional abilities, like living independently and driving a car safely, as well as their abilities to make financial or healthcare decisions. The tests can also be used to provide a baseline for cognitive function. This may be useful for those who need to undergo medical or surgical treatment that could impact brain function.
Who should undergo a neuropsychological evaluation?
Full neuropsychological evaluations for adults and children help providers understand changes in behavior or mood after a significant illness, injury, or disorder.
Common conditions that might benefit from neuropsychological evaluations include:
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Brain tumors
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s and other movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Brain and spinal cord infections
- Severe psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, or behavioral dysregulation
In addition, these tests can be useful for children experiencing learning differences and developmental disorders, including:
- Lead poisoning
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
These tests are just one part of comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. An experienced mental health provider can help determine if neuropsychological evaluations would be useful in your personal life.
What do neuropsychological tests entail?
Neuropsychological assessment services involve standard tests of intelligence and cognition. A trained and experienced evaluator must perform the test to ensure that the results are accurate.
During the tests, a trained evaluator will assess skills like:
- Language function
- Problem solving
- Memory and attention
- Processing speed
- Reasoning and judgment
- Motor skills and dexterity
- Visuospatial skills
- Mood and personality
During full neuropsychological evaluations, the individual will solve problems, answer questions, fill out questionnaires, write, draw, or respond to prompts. The tests can take several hours depending on what the evaluator is assessing. Often, these tests are part of a comprehensive review of medical, psychiatric, academic, and professional records.
Central Focus Psychological Group in Colorado is Here to Help.
If you have concerns about brain function and cognition, it is important to speak with a qualified mental health doctor right away. Early assessment and intervention are a vital part of neuropsychological recovery.
At Central Focus Psychological Group in Colorado Springs, our doctors are trained to administer and interpret the results of neuropsychological evaluations. If you have concerns about your brain function, we can design a custom diagnostic and treatment plan to help you thrive. Our clinicians prioritize patient goals and real-life needs in every step of your wellness journey, including in our neuropsychological assessment services. We are dedicated to helping you live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Help is waiting. Schedule a full neuropsychological evaluation with Central Focus Psychological Group today.
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