Landstrom Center’s clinical team specializes in comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations. These assessments and evaluations identify diagnoses, identify a patient’s areas of strengths and areas of need, and direct the most effective treatments. Clinical professionals, treatment programs, and educational institutions rely on neuropsychological evaluations to aid in treatment planning because recommendations create a specific, individualized, and effective path towards the best possible outcome. Our approach to treatment is “Test first, no questions later” because at Landstrom Center, we believe that the best treatment begins with accurate understanding and diagnostic clarity.
Evaluations & Assessments include but are not limited to:
- Neuropsychological Evaluations
- Psychological Evaluations
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Baseline Concussion
- Bipolar Disorder
- Developmental Disorders
- Executive Functioning
- Language Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Non Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD)
- Personality Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive and extensive understanding of cognitive processes and brain functioning by using the unique integration of genetic and developmental history and testing data. A neuropsychological evaluation identifies and clarifies neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuropsychological evaluations can also be utilized to understand the etiology of a disorder, the evolution of a disorder, track potential changes over time, and provide diagnostic clarity for patients and providers.
These evaluations test and evaluate:
- Attention & Concentration
- Auditory & Visual Processing
- Emotional & Personality Development
- Executive Functioning
- Gross & Fine Motor Development
- Language & Reading skills
- Sensory Development & Sensory Integration
- Social Skills Development
- Verbal & Visual Memory
- Visual-Spatial Functioning
Psychological Evaluations & Assessments
A standard psychological evaluation typically evaluates general cognitive and personality functioning and is geared to diagnose psychiatric conditions. A standard evaluation has the capacity to diagnose a condition, however, it lacks the specificity to understand what underlying neurological process is causing the symptoms and therefore, psychological testing cannot independently provide the diagnostic precision necessary give customize recommendations for treatment. Psychological testing may be conducted on its own or as a component of a neuropsychological assessment.
Additional Evaluations & Assessments
- Forensic: Forensic Neuropsychology is the application of Neuropsychological theory and research to address legal issues when injuries occur. Referral questions in civil litigation often involve determination of the presence or absence of neurological and/or psychiatric disorders, related to a specific event or injury, prognosis, or treatment and defines disability status.
- Independent Medical Examinations (IME): An independent neuropsychological examination, also referred to as an Independent Medical Examination (IME) is performed by a neuropsychologist who is hired as an independent consultant by a third party, such as an insurance company, an attorney, or the court to make a determination regarding neuropsychological functioning and potentially the effects of injury or illness.
- Therapy: Therapy evaluations and assessments have the potential to help structure subsequent individual psychotherapy so that the therapist has a deeper insight into the patient and their issues prior to beginning the therapy or in the course of therapy. Differential diagnosis helps those working with the patient and the patient themselves to better understand the diagnostic dilemma, with better understanding as to the appropriate medications for the diagnosis, treatment interventions, and effective forms of assistance.