Neuropsychological testings are cognitive tests that measure brain functioning. It can be useful to identify and differentiate any diagnoses that involve cognitive functioning such as dementia, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual abilities, traumatic brain injury, and others.
We sometimes recommend and conduct neuropsychological tests as part of our comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. These tests can help identify specific problems or help us differentiate between possible diagnoses and inform the treatment plan to be more individualized.
For example, neuropsychological evaluations can measure your:
- Ability to concentrate
- Cognitive processing
- Executive function
- Memory (immediate & delayed recall)
- Visual-spatial skills
- Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
- Information Processing
What to Expect From a Neuropsychological Evaluation
The first step would be to schedule a consultation with one of our neuropsychology specialists. They will conduct an initial virtual evaluation to see if you're the right candidate and what type of testing would be beneficial.
The testing typically takes a few hours and can be completed in multiple days. It can be done online or in-person depending on the nature of the test. Your specialist will determine the exact breakdown of the tests and timing with you during the consultation. After the testing is complete, they will meet with you to go over the detailed results.
As for payment, insurance companies only cover neuropsych testing if you meet certain criteria. If you do, we will request authorization from your insurance and give you an estimated quote before proceeding with the testing. We are currently offering neuropsychological testing for age 18+ patients living in New York. Please note, we do not conduct testing for minors or for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder.
Eleanor Murphy, Neuropsychologist, PhD
Dr. Murphy received her doctoral degree and training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed postdoctoral training at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Dr. Murphy completed further training in research and clinical assessments of mood and anxiety disorders at the National Institutes of Health, (NIH) and the Columbia University Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her areas of specialty include evaluation and diagnosis of mood and anxiety disorders, psychological testing and assessment of emotional and cognitive disorders across the lifespan.
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