What is it?
A neuropsychological assessment
involves the evaluation of cognitive abilities and
psychiatric functioning using a battery of standardized
These evaluations can be used to help diagnose or rule
out conditions as well as to describe the impact of a
condition on a person’s functioning.
A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment
typically involves evaluation of the following areas:
Intellectual abilities (e.g., IQ).
Ability to learn and remember.
Visual spatial skills.
Executive functioning (e.g., planning, organization).
As part of the neuropsychological assessment, an
in-depth clinical interview is conducted, a
comprehensive history is taken, and all available
medical, psychiatric, vocational, and educational
records are reviewed. Findings are summarized in a
detailed report and face-to-face feedback is provided.
Consultation to schools or other agencies is provided as
part of the overall evaluation.
is qualified to conduct a neuropsychological assessment?
A neuropsychological evaluation can be performed by a
licensed psychologist with formal predoctoral and
postdoctoral training focusing on brain-behavior
relationships and neuropsychological assessment.
all neuropsychological assessments the same?
Although there are some central components involved in
most evaluations, each neuropsychological evaluation is
tailored to the needs of the individual client and
referral question in order to yield the most
are the assessment results used?
or clarify diagnosis or disability.
Document changes in functioning.
Develop a profile of strengths and weaknesses to guide
treatment planning (e.g., rehabilitation, vocational, educational or other
Provide appropriate compensatory strategies.
Refer to other specialists such as cognitive
rehabilitation professionals, neurologists,
psychiatrists, or vocational counselors.
or families who suspect memory problems, attention
deficit disorder, or other cognitive deficits, as well
as persons with brain injury, concussion, or
We also provide consultation to
medical practitioners, attorneys, insurance companies,
case managers, school counselors and an array of other
Neuropsychological Consulting of
New York offers high quality forensic neuropsychological
services addressing a wide range of civil and criminal
issues. Assessment of response bias, malingering,
collateral sources of information, and records analysis
are all essential components of the forensic evaluation.
Our clients include both individual litigants and major
disability, workers compensation, no-fault, and
liability insurance carriers.
Forensic services we
and neuropsychological IME’s
Malingering and deception
Neurological and emotional civil damages (e.g., toxic
tort, PTSD, brain injury)
Civil competency evaluations
Capital and non-capital mitigating factors and
post-trial treatment recommendations
Competency to stand trial and waive rights
Violence risk assessments
On the job difficulties may be experienced even by
well-trained, professional personnel.
Fitness for duty evaluations are sought by employers
when making administrative decisions based at least in
part on an employees’ cognitive and/or psychological
These evaluations are appropriate to:
Address employees’ performance issues
Manage problem behaviors
Consider accommodations for employees
Assess return to work adjustment issues
Sport Concussion Testing:
Baseline and Post-Concussion Testing
We utilize a computer program called imPACT as a
screening tool for concussion. This program is the
cornerstone for baseline and post-concussion
neuro-cognitive testing. Our screening program is unique
in that we incorporate an additional effort-based
component to our screening which can provide a more
accurate assessment of an individual's baseline
cognitive functioning. All concussion tests are
conducted by clinical neuropsychologists with extensive
experience in brain trauma.
Baseline testing takes approximately 25 minutes to
complete. Length of post-concussion testing varies by
case, but must be completed within 72 hours of injury.
Consulting of New York can help employers identify
potential problems before they arise by conducting
in-depth, insightful employment evaluations and profiles
to help determine a potential employees’ suitability for
a position. These evaluations consist of in-depth
clinical interview and standardized testing designed to
assess an individual’s intellectual skills, learning
ability, behavioral disposition and emotional
These evaluations may help your
Identify potential problems
Increase quality of employees
psychodiagnostic assessment focuses on description of
thought processes, personality characteristics, and mood
states. These evaluations are used to ensure diagnostic
accuracy and to assist the clinician in planning
appropriate treatment for the individual.
Cognitive remediation is a form of therapy used to treat
those who have sustained neurological trauma. This may
include a variety of neurological diagnoses such as
traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, cerebrovascular
disorders (stroke), epilepsy, and ADHD. Our
interventions are designed to treat and improve
cognitive impairments associated with these disorders,
including memory (e.g., short term and working memory),
attention span, problem solving skills, and the ability
to plan and initiate activities. Our methods do not
“cure” brain injury but provide highly targeted
interventions to retrain the areas directly or maximize
intact cognitive abilities in order to compensate for
cognitive deficits. We combine these strategies with the
development of skills to facilitate community re-entry
and employment success.
treatment is based on individualized goals that take
into consideration the patient’s current pattern of
strengths and weaknesses.
Recovery from an injury, or adjustment to illness or
other life-changing event can bring with it considerable
psychological distress. Our psychotherapeutic
interventions combine supportive understanding with
proven therapeutic techniques to improve emotional
functioning and enhance life satisfaction.
Our therapists are uniquely trained to understand the
interaction between neurological conditions and
Although many people who seek
psychotherapy have difficulties with problems such as
depression and anxiety, there are several other common
reasons to seek out
Impulse control and anger/frustration problems
Social skills development
Excessive stress, tension, and worry
Self-destructive or self-defeating behaviors
Marital and other relationship issues
Job and career issues
Wellness and personal growth