North Atlanta Neuropsychology
specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments. These assessments are precisely tailored and customized to meet the specific needs of each individual. We provide detailed analysis of test results and support in implementing recommendations. We work closely with referring professionals to ensure the most comprehensive treatment possible and to provide quality clinical care to patients and their families. Our office provides services for adults and adolescents, ages 16 and older.
What is Neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is a branch of clinical psychology that specializes in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients with brain injury or neurocognitive deficits. Neuropsychology studies how the brain and nervous system affect how we function on a daily basis. A clinical neuropsychologist is a professional within the field of psychology with special expertise in the applied science of brain-
Why have I been referred?
Neuropsychological evaluations assist your doctors and/or other professionals in understanding how the different areas of your brain are working when there are indications and complaints involving memory or thinking. This may be signaled by a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination or personality.
What can I expect at an evaluation?
Evaluations will consist of an interview with Dr. Lee in which he will gather important information including your symptoms, medical history, medications and other significant factors. Interviews are typically followed by administration of tests, which are primarily questionnaires and pencil and paper type tests to better understand how the brain is functioning. Evaluations generally take several hours depending on the problem being assessed. Some tests will seem easy while others may seem more complex. Please bring reading glasses and hearing aids as needed. Get a good night’s rest before your evaluation and try your best.
What is being assessed?
Typical evaluations will also include administration of a battery of psychological tests that assess various cognitive skills, including, but not limited to:
● Memory and learning
● Attention and concentration
● Reasoning and conceptualization abilities
● Receptive and expressive language
● Emotion, behavior, and personality
From the information gathered during the evaluation, a neuropsychologist uses the individual’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses to assess brain functioning.