Neuropsychology plays a key role in Pate’s rehabilitation program, and makes us different from other centers. Neuropsychology focuses on understanding how the physical brain corresponds with the “mind” and how people think and process information. In brain injury rehabilitation, the goal is to apply this scientific knowledge to the specifics of every patient’s diagnosis.
Neuropsychological testing measures many different skills and abilities of the brain, including:
•Attention and concentration
•Mental flexibility and speed
•Speech and language
•Verbal and visual memory
•Problem solving and judgment
•Sequencing, prioritizing, and reasoning
•Sensory and motor functioning
•Emotional functioning and personality assessment
A typical day of assessment takes about six to eight hours. In some cases, testing can be spaced out over a couple of days if fatigue is a significant factor.
Refer to Pate for acquired brain injuries, such as:
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Any suspicion of insult to the brain (e.g., change in mental status)
Pate does not provide neuropsychological evaluations for the following conditions:
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Forensic evaluations
• Children aged 15 and younger
We will be happy to suggest resources for evaluating such patients.
If you have any questions about our neuropsychological testing, call 1-800-992-1149.