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Developmental Assessment

If you’re concerned about child neurological development, a developmental neuropsychological evaluation may provide you with the answers you need to help your child excel in life. We treat and work with parents who need assessments in the following areas:

  • Emerging attentional or learning difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Language and communication delay
  • Behavioral problems
  • Global developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability

I have other questions and concerns.

If you have other questions or concerns regarding an assessment, we encourage you contact us. We will be happy to assist you as best we can.
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What will the assessment cover?

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The neurodevelopmental evaluation we perform will include:

  1. Gathering systematic and integrative information about your child’s current cognitive, language, motor, social, emotional, behavioral, play, adaptive, and emerging academic skills
  2. Diagnostic testing if needed
  3. Evidence-based recommendations for intervention, tailored to your child’s needs.
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How is this different from a neurological evaluation?

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How does it differ from an evaluation conducted by a developmental pediatrician?

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How long will the developmental neuropsychological evaluation take?

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Because each evaluation is tailored to your child’s individual needs the evaluation will be conducted over several sessions and will include a parent interview and direct testing with the child.
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What do I need to bring to the testing session?

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Start by making sure your child gets a good night sleep and breakfast the morning of the assessment. If your child uses glasses or hearing aids, be sure to bring those. If you child is on a medication regimen, don’t make any changes unless their pediatrician makes any requests. Please bring any relevant records. This may include reports by a speech-language therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychiatrist, neurologist, other diagnostic testing results, etc.

Injury Recovery

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Remembering things

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Thinking of the right word

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Seeing clearly

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Concentrating

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Doing more than one thing at a time (multi-tasking)

When someone suffers a brain injury and/or a stroke it can impact a person’s abilities, behavior, and emotions. Symptoms associate with a brain injury or stroke may include troubles listed on left:
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Emotional changes

Which may include frustration, depression, and difficulty controlling anger.Impacted academic abilities, like difficulty spelling, doing simple math problems, and understanding what they read.
If you have suffered a brain injury or a stroke, you, your family, your doctor, therapists may want to better understand how you have been affected. An assessment helps answer important questions like:
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How good are the patient’s memory, attention, and problem-solving skills?

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What is the patient’s reading, arithmetic, and spelling grade level?

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Does the patient need accommodations and a specialized education plan?

On a more global level, testing can help answer questions like: Can the patient suffering from a brain injury or post stroke:
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live safely on their own?

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successfully go back to work or school?

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Independently manage their finances or medications safely?

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drive safely on their own?

Before you come in for your evaluation, you will need to provide records about the history of your injury, including any previous rehabilitation treatments you’ve undergone already. Be prepared to provide your medical, psychological, and educational history. Additionally, we also needs to know which living, work, and educational skills are most important for you in the short term. For example, different jobs require different skills. A roofer or construction worker may need good attention and visual skills to perform their job successfully. The night before your appointment, try to get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and take your medications as prescribed.
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What should I expect on the day of the testing? How long will testing take?

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Testing usually takes between two and six hours. Some cases may take longer. During testing, you will be asked to do the following:

  • Answer questions
  • Do tasks with pencil and paper
  • Remember information
  • And possibly respond to questions on a computer.

The Neuropsychological Report

Dr. Kowalski will write a detailed report. Inside of it you will be provided with important information from the interview and tests including diagnostic conclusions as well as Dr. Kowalski’s recommendations. Additionally, feedback will be provided on your strengths, weaknesses, and limitations and your emotional well-being. The report will usually be sent to you and your doctor. If you want to discuss your results and ask questions, you may request a feedback session with Dr. Kowalski.

Memory Loss & Dementia Tests

If you or a loved is struggling with conditions affecting your memory or mental health, Dr. Kowalski and the Center for Advanced Neuropsychology can help.

Neuropsychology & Memory Loss Conditions We Treat

At the Center for Advanced Neuropsychology we treat, evaluate and diagnose the following conditions:
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Alzheimer's disease

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Dementia

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Mild cognitive impairment

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Neurological conditions, such as seizures and Parkinson's disease

Memory Loss & Dementia Tests

Our team of experts will work closely with you and your loved one to give you a comprehensive physical and neuropsychological evaluation. Testing is verbal and with paper and pencil; there are no invasive procedures. Additionally, we may also discuss and consider additional testing such as a brain-imaging test like an MRI or CT scan to provide the most accurate diagnosis. After tests are evaluated, we will meet with you and your family to provide you with the feedback and information you may need about independent living, driving, and important financial management issues. At times, we may need to address legal issues, such as assigning Power of Attorney or ability to sign a will or trust.