At The Remedy, we offer neuropsychological evaluations for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Our convenient location in Vadnais Heights allows patients to access these services in a comfortable location and avoid the hassle of traveling to a large hospital system. In addition, we have a full collaborative team that can assist you in your care.
What Is a Neuropsych Evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation is an assessment of your brain function (how you think, remember, focus, concentrate, and make decisions etc.), which yields information about the functional integrity of your brain. The evaluation includes a consult and administration of various tests. The tests are typically pencil and paper type tests. The tests administered evaluate functioning in a number of areas to include:
- Executive Functioning (ability to make decisions)
- Mood And Personality
A complete evaluation generally takes between three to eight hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the issues to be addressed. Most insurances cover the cost of this, some may require us to obtain prior authorization beforehand.
Following the initial evaluation, you will be seen the following week by your neuropsychologist to discuss the results of the evaluation. With permission, the report can be shared with your referring practitioner.
Examples of common referrals:
ADHD, Learning Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Behavioral difficulties, Mood Disorders, Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy.
ADHD, Learning Disorder, Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders, Chronic Health Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Toxic Exposure, Hydrocephalus, Cancer, Epilepsy, Central Nervous System (CNS) infections, Delirium (episodic confusion), Hypoxic (damage from lack of oxygen to the brain) and Ischemic Brain injury, Stroke, Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury and Movement Disorders.
Dementia (such as Alzheimer’s, vascular), Mood Disorders, Chronic Health Conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Toxic Exposure, Hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), Cancer, Epilepsy (Seizure disorders), CNS infections, Delirium, Hypoxic and Ischemic Brain injury, Stroke, Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury, Movement Disorders and Capacity.
How Does Neuropsychology Help You?
A neuropsychological evaluation documents patterns of strengths and weakness among cognitive and behavioral functions to assist in treatment planning, differential diagnosis, and/or to provide a baseline against which subsequent (or previous) evaluations can be compared.