Maureen Lacy, Ph.D.
Joseph Fink, Ph.D.
The Neuropsychological Service provides comprehensive assess services for geriatric, adult and pediatric patients with evident or suspected cognitive or neuropschiatric impairments.
Neuropsychological assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities, such as intelligence, academic skill, memory, language, attention, problem solving abilities and visual-motor skills as well as sensorimotor function and personality. Assessments can also assist family members or caregivers in making decisions about the person's independence, ability to work, rehabilitation potential, school placements or interventions and other issues.
A comprehensive report summarizing our findings, including recommendations for potential treatments and the likely consequences of the patient's difficulties in daily functioning, is prepared for the referring physician. A feedback session with the patient and family can also be provided.
The Neuropsychological Service provides assessment and treatment recommendations for the follow conditions among others: suspected memory problems; cognitive and emotional effects of various neurological conditions such as, Alzheimer's disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), brain tumors and Parkinson's disease; effects of traumatic brain injury, differential diagnosis of dementia, alteration os mental status associated with medical conditions, attention-deficit disorders, learning and developmental disorders and various psychiatric diagnosis.