As a specialty field within clinical psychology, neuropsychology works to understand relationships between the brain and behavior, especially as the relationships are applied to the diagnosis of cognitive deficiencies, brain disorders, traumatic brain injury, behavioral functions, and the development of treatments.
A neuropsychological evaluation is a full assessment of cognitive and behavioral functions. Evaluations use a set of standardized tests that evaluate various mental functions like attention, intelligence, memory, language, emotions, behavior, learning, and more.
While you don’t need to take any special precautions the day of your evaluation, you should take your medications like normal. Bring your insurance information, medication list, and a form of ID. Dr. Glywasky may ask you to bring a family member or friend who can describe your behavior or functioning.
Depending on the reason for the evaluation, the results could be used for a number of purposes including: confirming a diagnosis, creating a rehabilitation plan, documenting any changes from prior treatments or other medical treatments, and for referrals to other care providers.
If your child is having difficulty learning, socializing, paying attention, controlling his or her emotions, or has a developmental problem or brain injury, an evaluation can help you better understand your child’s functioning. This information can be used by teachers, therapists, and doctors to help meet your child’s needs.
Meet Dr. Kate Glywasky
Dr. Glywasky is a board certified neuropsychologist who is passionate about providing top-notch services. Board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) indicates that Dr. Glywasky has achieved the highest level of competence in neuropsychology.Learn More