Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychological Evaluations
Neuropsychological evaluations are requested as part of a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess whether different areas and systems of the brain are functioning properly, or whether deficits present are part of neurological disorders. Testing is usually recommended when the symptoms or complaints involve memory or thinking. This may be signaled by a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality. Neuropsychological evaluations are helpful in differential diagnoses of disorders and is frequently part of the evaluation of problems such as: Memory loss Dementia – Alzheimer’s disease, vascular and other types Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, Cognitive Disorders, Stroke, Dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, and other medical conditions.
Children with developmental delays or autism spectrum disorders often require specific assessment procedures to make accurate diagnoses and identify the best treatment approaches. APG of Texoma has specially trained professionals with extensive experience in assessing such disorders as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Language Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Learning Disorders.
Other Services Provided
- Developmental Assessments for non-verbal children
- Determination of Mental Retardation (DMR/IDD) Evaluations
- Placement Evaluations for juvenile offenders
- Contracted with Region 3 (State of Texas) for Child Protective Services Psychological Evaluations
- Pre-Surgical evaluations for gastric sleeve/bypass, Spinal Simulator, and Deep Brain Simulator
What Neuropsychological Evaluations Are?
A neuropsychological evaluation is used to discover your child’s strengths and weaknesses as a learner. It can determine if the way your child’s brain functions effects his/her ability to learn. Neuropsychological evaluations are far more comprehensive than the evaluations typically given by school psychologists. School evaluations, officially known as psycho-educational evaluations, are free. They can help determine whether your child has a learning disability and is eligible for special education services.