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A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures. Various executive and mental functions are systematically tested, including, but not limited to:

  • Intelligence
  • Language
  • Problem Solving
  • Conceptualization
  • Planning and Organization
  • Academic Skills
  • Attention, Memory and Learning
  • Perceptual and Motor Abilities
  • Emotional Functioning
  • Behavior and Personality

A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any case in which brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected. Typical referrals are made to diagnose or rule out the following conditions and to describe their impact on a person's cognitive functioning:

  • Dementias (e.g., Alzheimer's)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Strokes
  • Attention-Deficit Disorders
  • Developmental Learning Disabilities
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Effects of exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Effects of substance abuse

Dr. Kyle Cushing regularly performs neuropsychological evaluations to help patients, their families, and their doctors confirm or clarify diagnosis. His evaluations also provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses to guide rehabilitation and determine prognosis.

For more information about neuropsychological evaluations, or if you wish to schedule an initial consultation, please contact Dr. Cushing by phone or email.