Neuropsychologists provide evaluations and treatment in both the inpatient and outpatient settings for persons with a wide range of diagnoses, from children to older adults. Neuropsychologists use clinical evaluations and formalized testing to assess brain function in the areas of cognitive abilities, behavior and emotional status. They possess expertise in how thinking, behavior and various skills relate to brain structures and systems.
Neuropsychological evaluations are specialized testing procedures that reveal how the brain is working in order to help with treatment planning. Areas of both strengths and weaknesses are identified, and means of compensating for deficits and strengthening performance are identified.
Evaluations by a neuropsychologist assess:
- Executive functions (planning, organization, ability to shift attention efficiently, etc.)
- Attention and concentration
- Visual spatial skills
- Motor and sensory skills
- Mood and personality
Good Shepherd neuropsychologists evaluate and treat people with many medical diagnoses such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders
Good Shepherd neuropsychologists were the first in the Lehigh Valley to perform ImPACT™ testing, a computerized testing instrument designed assess the presence and effects of concussion. They diagnose the presence and severity of post-concussion symptoms, and manage the recovery of persons who have suffered a concussion.
For more information or to request an appointment, call 610-776-3214.