Neuropsychological assessments are an invaluable diagnostic tool for psychiatric, developmental, and neurocognitive conditions like ADHD, depression, autism, and dementia.
Neuropsychology relates to brain-based strengths and weakness often associated with psychiatric disorders such as depression, neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and neurocognitive disorders such as traumatic brain injuries and dementia.
The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic uses detailed medical, developmental, social, academic, and psychological histories to inform their neuropsychological assessments. This broad battery of tests looks carefully at your:
As weaknesses surface through the testing process, the team might recommend additional tests to discover the root cause of your challenges. In addition, the team bases their work off a strength-based model, so they’ll also help you identify what you’re really good at. The goal of testing is your ultimate well-being, both body and mind.
The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic works with people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Neuropsychological assessments can benefit children who are struggling in the classroom; athletes who are recovering from injuries, such as concussions; as well as people living with emotional or social difficulties like anxiety, depression, or trauma.
In addition, the team might recommend a neuropsychological assessment to:
You might also benefit from a neuropsychological assessment if you have a child with neurological or developmental disorders.
When you undergo a neuropsychological assessment at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, your provider explains how each test is carried out and makes sure you’re happy to proceed. Regardless of the type of neuropsychological assessment you choose, an average assessment includes between 14-16 hours of one-on-one, in-person time.
You can take breaks when you need to, but the team doesn’t work under time constraints and continues the assessment process until they get a clear, in-depth picture of you, and answer all questions and concerns. Therefore you might need to attend multiple sessions. Additionally, if you give them permission, the team can contact collateral sources, like your spouse, teachers, therapists, or physicians, to get a more comprehensive understanding of the issues you face.
The assessment tools are up-to-date, specialized, and often innovative. Crucially, the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic works from a strength-based model, so identifying what you are good at is also extremely important.
After your neuropsychological assessment, you receive a detailed written report as well as a consultation with your provider at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic. A neuropsychological assessment breaks down skills into the underlying abilities or components to ultimately understand who you are as a person and how you function.
The written reports are comprehensive and include visual representations so that anyone can review the report and get a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.
Most importantly, your report contains the team’s treatment recommendations, which make up a roadmap towards wellness. Recommendations include a variety of traditional and innovative therapies, including:
Whether you’re facing a challenge in learning, behavior, or development, or you want to understand yourself at a deeper level, the team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic can help; make an appointment today by calling the office.
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Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...
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Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...
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