Neuropsychology


What is Neuropsychology?

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Clinical Neuropsychology is concerned with the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. Our neuropsychologists apply principles of evidence-based medicine in developing individualized test to evaluate your ability to function at work, school or in normal routine activities required to live independently.

Our experts provide neuropsychological evaluation services for patients experiencing neurocognitive (related to memory, thinking and attention) and emotional difficulties that may result from a wide array of conditions affecting the brain.

brainSome of these conditions include:

  • Cancer and brain tumors
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Dementia and memory loss
  • Degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis
  • Strokes
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sports concussions

The Neuropsychological Evaluation: What to Expect

A typical visit in neuropsychology takes about 4-6 hours, but may be shorter or longer depending on the nature and complexity of your individual condition. The visit will include a clinical interview with a fully licensed neuropsychologist and several hours spent completing a individually tailored series of tests.

The process involves paper and pencil as well as computerized tests, all administered in a one-on-one setting in a quiet room. These tests evaluate your:

  • Intellectual functioning
  • Motor and sensory abilities
  • Attention and concentration
  • Organizing and plan abilities
  • Receptive and expressive language abilities
  • Visual perception
  • Memory and learning
  • Emotional and behavioral functioning

Following an evaluation, our doctors prepare a comprehensive report. We share this information with your referring physician and use it to develop an individualized treatment plan. We also provide the results directly to the patient through a separate visit or over the telephone.

Why Is a Neuropsychological Evaluation Important?

Neuropsychological evaluations are useful for:

  • Decision making for medical treatment
  • Decision making for surgical planning
  • Diagnostic clarity
  • Determining capacity for independent living
  • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) development
  • Educational accommodations
  • Needs for community services

familyWe can review and evaluate a patient’s skills before and after a planned medical intervention (i.e., treatment for cancer, surgical treatment or a change in current medications).

We monitor progress over time from the beginning of a developmental disability, injury, illness or treatment. After the evaluation, families may receive a description of the patient's strengths and weaknesses. We may also make suggestions for improving the patient's functioning and anticipating what the patient's needs may be in the future.


Insurance Coverage for Neuropsychological Evaluations

We accept most major health insurance plans. However, individual coverage for neuropsychological testing varies from plan to plan. Our scheduling coordinators verify patient insurance benefits before appointments and will tell you about any expected out-of-pocket expenses.

Contact Us

Jasdeep S. Hundal, PsyD, ABPP-Cn


Jasdeep S. Hundal, PsyD, ABPP-Cn

Director of Neuropsychology


To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.


 

 

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