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Neuropsychological Testing & Evaluation

Neuropsychological testing refers to measuring various cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, problem solving, and more to determine how one's brain is functioning.

Our neuropsychological evaluation services can provide detailed information about a client's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, assist in making an accurate diagnosis and facilitate treatment planning.

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Treatment plans and recommendations can be developed to improve functioning in daily life. Our Neuropsychologists offer neuropsychological evaluation and testing services for adults and adolescents ages 16 & up.

A wide range of diseases, disorders and injuries can negatively impact cognitive functioning and one’s ability to function efficiently in daily life. Neuropsychological evaluation and testing services can often be helpful for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Stroke & Vascular Problems
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders
  • Thyroid or Endocrine Dysfunction
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia
  • Depression or Anxiety

Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation may be appropriate for teens 16+ who may be experiencing:

  • Suspected high-functioning Autism
  • Intellectual disability
  • Developmental disability
  • Learning disability/academic concerns
  • Concussion-related concerns
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral problems at school
  • Difficulties with social skills

What is the process like?

Neuropsychological testing and evaluation can take several hours to complete but it is an interesting process and the time will go very fast. You will be asked to do a number of different kinds of exercises that might feel like puzzles and games. A neuropsychological evaluation will utilize paper-and-pencil or computerized types of tests (no needles or wires!) that measure cognitive abilities such as:

  • Learning & Memory
  • Language & Communication
  • Attention & Concentration
  • Information Processing Speed
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Problem-solving
  • Visual Perception

Based on the neuropsychological evaluation and other clinical information, our neuropsychologists identify a client’s cognitive strengths, learning style, and potential areas of cognitive weakness. The neuropsychologist will then recommend interventions including individualized strategies for overcoming difficulties and might also make referrals for other services such as psychotherapy or psychiatry, if needed.

Our Neuropsychologists

Our neuropsychologists all meet the highest standards of education and training in neuropsychology, and several are board-certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP.) Before choosing a neuropsychologist (with us or elsewhere), it’s important to learn about the education and training standards required to practice neuropsychology – very few psychologists meet these standards.

How do I request a Neuropsychological Evaluation in Boston or Newton?

Our Clinical Neuropsychologists offer Neuropsychological Evaluations & Testing in Boston, Newton Wellesley and Newton Watertown. Our Newton Wellesley location offers free parking and we have offices that are just minutes away from Cambridge, Needham, Natick, Framingham and other metrowest locations.  Clients frequently travel from all areas of Massachusetts, as well as Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut for our psychological evaluation services. We are happy to accommodate scheduling needs.

To learn more, complete our quick and easy Online Intake Form or call us at (781) 551-0999 today. 

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