Neuropsychology Services: About Your Visit

What do I bring to my appointment?

  • Your photo ID and insurance card
  • Any copies of relevant medical records or previous testing.
  • For children, copies of prior school evaluations and IEP/504 Plans.
  • Your glasses, contact lenses, or a hearing aid if you use them.
  • A snack, or visit our cafeteria and coffee shops.
  • A person who knows you well. While they cannot sit with you during testing, they may be able to provide support and collateral information.

How to prepare for your appointment

  • Get a full night’s sleep.
  • Eat a meal but avoid alcohol or other mind-altering substances prior to the appointment.
  • Take prescribed medication as normal, unless otherwise directed, the day of testing.
  • Be alert and ready to focus to provide your best effort during testing.
  • Parents/Guardians - arrange childcare for your other children. You must be in the clinic for the entire duration of the patient’s evaluation.

What is involved in a neuropsychological evaluation?

Paper-and-pencil or game-like tasks are used to test strengths and weaknesses across many areas of thinking, memory, and learning. Trained technicians assist with the testing.

How can a neuropsychological evaluation help me?

A neuropsychological evaluation can:

  • Provide a clear picture of your current level of cognitive functioning
  • Monitor changes in cognitive functioning over time
  • Help identify causes of thinking or memory difficulties
  • Assist in treatment planning or attaining resources

What can I expect?

The initial neuropsychological evaluation appointment lasts 4-6 hours and includes:

  • Patient and/or parent/caregiver interview regarding history and presenting problems
  • Testing, lasts between 2-4 hours (with breaks as needed)
  • Caregiver or school questionnaires

You may also receive a scheduled feedback session after the evaluation. Explanation of test results, diagnoses (if any), and treatment recommendations are provided at that time.