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HMC Neuropsychological Service
Neuropsychology is a subspecialty within the field of psychology and is characterized by the study of neuroscience and brain-behavior relationships. A neuropsychologist is a clinical psychologist who has advanced training in the assessment and treatment of neurological disorders (i.e. Brain Injury, Stroke). In addition to university and graduate training, Neuropsychologists have post-doctoral experience working with neurological issues and rehabilitation populations. Neuropsychological evaluations are designed to measure a person's cognitive, emotional, and behavioral strengths and weaknesses. Domains addressed include Attention, Concentration, Learning, Memory, Problem Solving, and Executive Functioning. Our evaluations are used in conjunction with neurological and other medical evaluations to assist in clinical decision making. Other useful applications include: treatment planning for cognitive rehabilitation; evaluation of learning and academic abilities; forensic procedures; and evaluation of vocational abilities. Services Provided*
Neuropsychological Evaluations consist of face-to-face testing. Adjunct testing may involve computerized assessment. Typically, testing lasts from four to six hours, though this varies depending on the referral question. Results are summarized in a formal report for professionals. Primary referral sources include neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists and rheumatologists. Rehabilitation nurses, psychotherapists, attorneys, public schools, colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation services, parents and employers also request neuropsychological evaluations.
Hollywood Mental Health Services and Aventura Mental Health Services are also available.