Using a standardized set of neuropsychological tests our providers help you develop a greater understanding of how your brain works, and to elucidate why you may be having cognitive, social or behavioral difficulties
Our providers analyse your performance on neuropsychological assessments to construct a comprehensive profile of your brain functioning in order to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis
We explain our findings to you and provide you with a robust list of individualized treatment recommendations so you can start finding greater success at work, school, and home
Our doctors are highly trained in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests. Such tests are used to compare patients' performance to those of others to determine the presence of potential impairment across domains of psychological and neuropsychological functioning, such as: intelligence, academic performance, memory, problem-solving, attention, speech and language, sensorimotor, and visuospatial processing.
At the beginning of the appointment, we sit down with you to conduct an in-depth interview of all your medical, psychological and social concerns in order to develop a greater understanding of your needs. We take this information to craft a specialized assessment, and to provide you with the most effective treatment recommendations.
Utilizing an individualized battery of neuropsychological tests, we work one-on-one with you to determine your cognitive strengths and weaknesses. We utilize a variety of psychological and neuropsychological tests. Some tests are in-vivo assessments of peak performance. These tests are varied in their purpose and scope, but they generally elucidate patients' ability to perceive and approach a variety of problems. Other tests are based on self-report questionnaires. Depending on the age of the patient and their needs, questionnaires give our doctors data to develop a profile of your social, emotional and behavioral functioning.
Once a profile has been obtained of the individual’s needs, we sit down with you to review our findings. After, a report is prepared for the referring party and to any others that will be involved in the care and treatment of the person. The report includes any diagnostic conclusions, recommendations for multiple settings (i.e., in the academic setting, at home, in counseling) and a provider list is also offered. All recommendations are specifically developed for each individual and their unique profile of needs. Recommended treatment may also involve psychotherapy, family therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language intervention, tutoring and other traditional methods of psychological treatment.
Many times it is requested that an evaluation be written to address a specific need as delineated by a larger institution. For instance, evaluations are often tailored to meet requirements of the following: Diagnostic testing, medical and legal proceedings, IEP's, gifted testing, school readiness evaluations, and college accommodations.
Please download and complete the intake paperwork located in the Forms page of this website. Fill out as much of the information as you can and bring it with you to your appointment. If you need any help, feel free to contact our office staff.
We do not participate in any health insurance plans. All fees are due at the time of service unless other arrangements are pre-established. The office is able to provide a bill that can be submitted by the family for reimbursement with their insurance carrier. We accept Visa, Mastercard, check or cash.
If you are coming for a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation plan on approximately 5 to 6 hours. The office closes for a lunch meeting from 12 to 1 pm, during which patients may choose to leave for a lunch break or bring a lunch to eat within the office. You will be provided with multiple breaks throughout the day. There are available restrooms on site.
A) First, it is important to discuss your concerns with your physician or pediatrician and to ask for a referral for a neuropsychological assessment. Many insurance plans will require a letter from your physician indicating that neuropsychological testing is "medically necessary" - meaning that the physician is asking for additional specialized assessment to help him/her to provide the most appropriate medical care. Referrals for neuropsychological testing that most often get reimbursed are those which are specifically worded so as to achieve one or more of the following referral goals: for diagnostic clarification; to assess treatment outcomes; or, for the development of indicated treatment planning.
B) Neuropsychological assessment is usually covered by most insurance plans if your child is suspected of having behavioral problems, brain injury, or another medical problem that may be affecting brain development. Note: most insurance plans will deny coverage for assessment used to solely establish an educational diagnosis, such as a a learning disorder. Medical insurance carriers often view this as the responsibility of the child's school. However, neuropsychological assessment will often be covered if the physician's referral question is in respect to the relationship of the learning problems to some other medical problem.
C) If you were referred by a physician or pediatrician, before scheduling with a neuropsychologist, check with your insurance company to see if they have a neuropsychologist in their network. If not, you may still be able to get reimbursed at the in-network rate for an evaluation conducted at Southwest Neuropsychology Services.
D) In order to process the claim, most insurance companies require a copy of the report.
Everyone has cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your concerns are, it is our objective to help you gain insight into your strengths in order to overcome your weaknesses. Let us help you to start thriving.