Neuropsychological Testing & Evaluations
Neuropsychology is concerned with how the brain is functioning and how it influences a person’s cognition and behavior. Neuropsychologists are doctoral level, licensed psychologists with extensive training in functional neuroanatomy, neurological disorders, and other conditions that involve the brain and the rest of the nervous system.
Dr. Amanda Hahn-Ketter leads Union Square Practice’s neuropsychology team.
A neuropsychologist can help identify:
- Brain dysfunction
- Causes of an individual’s cognitive dysfunction
- Extent of cognitive dysfunction
- Cognitive interventions
- Response to interventions
People who typically see a neuropsychologist have:
- Neurological conditions (known or suspected)
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Learning disorders, ADHD
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Acquired injury due to anoxia, toxin exposure, electrical injury
- Cognitive symptoms in the context of complex medical problems
- Autoimmune disease, certain genetic disorders, sleep-related problems, chronic heart or respiratory problems
- Had prior neuropsychological testing and are seeking a second opinion after unsuccessful interventions
To learn more, read Dr. Hahn-Ketter’s post, Brain Sleuth.