Neuropsychological Assessment

We offer comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation for adults and children.

Core Neuropsychology Team

Meghan Collier, PhD

Meghan Collier, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of Neuropsychological Services, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Jill Henley, PsyD

Jill Henley, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Nicole Morreo, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

What is Neuropsychological Assessment?

Neuropsychological testing and assessment involves comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s cognitive abilities (e.g., attention; information processing;

executive functions such as planning, organization, reasoning, and problem solving; language; nonverbal and visuospatial abilities; and learning and memory), psychological status, and behavior in order to determine how the brain is functioning. Results from a neuropsychological evaluation can provide detailed information about a client’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, assist in making an accurate diagnosis, establish a baseline, and facilitate treatment planning and recommendations. We offer neuropsychological evaluation and testing services for children and adults, ages 2 and up.

A wide range of conditions may impact cognition and a person’s ability to function in daily life. Neuropsychological assessment may be helpful in the following circumstances:

  •  Unexplained changes in memory or thinking, personality, or behavior
  • Head injury, stroke, or other form of neurotrauma (e.g., hypoxic/anoxic injury)
  •  Alzheimer’s disease or other neurodegenerative conditions
  •  Cardiovascular disease or other medical conditions affecting brain health
  •  Neurological conditions (e.g., seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis)
  •  Academic challenges and learning disorders
  •  Attention related concerns (e.g., ADHD)
  •  Autism spectrum disorder
  •  Mood and anxiety disorders, or other psychiatric conditions (e.g., PTSD, schizophrenia spectrum disorder)
  •  Effects of chronic substance abuse

Neuropsychology is a specialty area of clinical psychology. To be considered a neuropsychologist, a clinical psychologist must meet the training standards created by the professional bodies in neuropsychology and the Houston Conference Guidelines. These guidelines call for specific coursework in and knowledge of neuropsychological syndromes, neuroanatomy, and brain-behavior relationships; completion of an APA-approved internship in neuropsychology; and completion of a two-year specialty post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological evaluation and testing can take several hours to complete but it is an interesting and engaging process. Time can vary widely depending on what information is being sought and each evaluation is tailored to the needs of the individual client. There are no invasive procedures, no pain, no needles, or electrodes. You will participate in a clinical interview, where you will review your relevant history, including medical, psychological, developmental, educational, and social history. You will be asked to do a number of different paper-and-pencil or computerized tasks that might feel like puzzles and games, and you and your family and/or loved ones may fill out questionnaires. Specialized training allows the neuropsychologist to select, administer, and interpret the particular tests and procedures that will yield the most comprehensive understanding of an individual’s neuropsychological functioning in the following domains:

● Learning & Memory
● Language & Communication
● Attention & Concentration
● Information Processing Speed
● Planning & Organizing
● Problem-solving
● Visual Perception
● Motor Speed and Coordination
● Academic achievement
● Emotional, Behavioral, and Personality Functioning

For every hour the doctor spends completing direct testing, they spend approximately one hour scoring and interpreting the results and preparing a report. Generally, the doctor will offer you a 50-minute feedback session to review the results 2-4 weeks after the completion of the testing. After reviewing the results with you, you will receive a report that can be sent to a physician, school, or other professional at your request. Additional consultation may be requested.

Use of neuropsychological assessment results depends on the reason for the evaluation. Generally, results may:

  • Confirm or clarify a diagnosis
  • Provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses and characterize the person’s learning style to guide intervention, rehabilitation, education, vocational, or other services
  • Document changes in functioning in the period since prior examinations, including effects of intervening treatment
  • Clarify what compensatory strategies may help optimize daily functioning
  • Indicate referrals to other specialists may be beneficial, such as referral to psychiatrist, psychologist, neurologist, social worker, occupational and/or speech therapist, vocational counselors, and/or academic accommodations

Other Assessment Services

We offer a range of other assessment services for children and adults.

Assessment Providers

Carlos Tilghman-Osborne, PhD

Carlos Tilghman-Osborne, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy

Kathryn Scrimenti, PhD

Kathryn Scrimenti, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Director of Community Relations, CT

Selene MacKinnon, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP

Selene MacKinnon, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP

Clinical Psychologist & Director of ADHD Services

Kristen Gayle, PhD, LCPC

Clinical Professional Counselor

What is Psychological Assessment?

Psychological assessment refers to the gathering and integration of data to evaluate a person’s behavior, abilities, strengths/weaknesses, and other characteristics to provide a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s personality style and psychological functioning and aid in clarifying diagnosis and treatment recommendations. This may be particularly helpful in cases with complicated psychiatric and/or trauma history. Assessments incorporate data gathered through interviews, review of records, observations, self-report questionnaires, and standardized tests.

What is a Targeted ADHD Assessment?

Our brief, targeted ADHD assessments aim to help clarify whether an individual meets diagnostic criteria for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and assist in developing recommendations that may be utilized by parents, educators, therapists, and medical providers. We offer ADHD assessment for children, adolescents, and adults (ages 8 and up). ADHD assessment involves the integration of data gathered through clinical interviews, review of records, observations, and self- and informant-report questionnaires of behavioral functioning. In some cases, objective tests of attention and executive functioning will be administered. The report that is generated after the assessment may be given to the individual’s medical providers, therapists, and/or schools to guide treatment and intervention. Results may indicate that referral to another specialist, such as a psychiatrist, therapist, social worker, occupational therapist, vocational counselor, or neuropsychologist for more comprehensive evaluation of cognitive functioning would be beneficial.

To Schedule an Evaluation for Neuropsychological Testing

Please understand we currently have a waitlist, and you can expect a call back within 1-2 weeks after submitting your application. Thank you!

Patients may call or speak with an Intake Coordinator at (401) 294-0451

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