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Neuropsychology

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL

Neuropsychology services offered in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL


Neuropsychology offers a way to understand the relationship between the brain and behavior to determine why changes have occurred in things like a person’s reasoning, memory, coordination, or personality. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the professional team performs neuropsychology testing and therapy to help restore more balance in the brain, so you feel and act more like yourself. Call today to set up an appointment or use the online tool to book and find out more about the neuropsychology services offered. 

Neuropsychology Q&A

What is neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology focuses on the relationship between possible brain disorders and cognitive and behavioral functioning. At The Neurology Institute, the team performs testing to understand possible brain changes and offers treatment to help manage these changes and their effects on thinking, behavior, and relationships.

What types of behaviors suggest I would benefit from neuropsychology therapy?

Neuropsychology helps if you or a loved one has a sudden change in:

 

  • Reasoning
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Perception
  • Concentration
  • Organization
  • Coordination
  • Personality

 

The clinical psychologists at The Neurology Institute have the required training and expertise to evaluate the relationship between a person’s behavior and skills and their brain structure. 

What types of problems can neuropsychology address?

The providers at The Neurology Institute may recommend neuropsychological testing when a patient comes in with symptoms or complaints that involve memory or thinking. These changes may be due to a neurological, genetic, or psychological cause. 

 

The team recommends neuropsychology testing at The Neurology Institute when a person exhibits work and social challenges in adulthood or declining function in older age.

 

Neuropsychology is helpful for disorders like:

 

  • Learning and attention disorders (like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain injury
  • Brain cancer
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

 

Testing looks for impairment of the brain and its specific components or structures. It can also measure cognitive functioning. 

What is involved in neuropsychology testing?

Neuropsychology testing gets information beyond that provided by CT, MRI, and PET scans. These tests can identify parts of the brain that look abnormal, but neuropsychological testing demonstrates how these abnormal areas are actually functioning. 

 

The array of tests provided at The Neurology Institute range from brief assessments to lengthy evaluations. Your neurologist gathers any relevant medical or accident history and provides a neuropsychological examination. 

 

A thorough neuropsychological evaluation may also include interviews with your family and friends. 

 

You’ll undergo standardized tests that include oral questions, pencil and paper, computers, and physical tests that involve blocks or puzzles.

 

Your testing seeks to acquire information about your attention, language, memory, academic skills, reasoning, and problem solving. Testing sometimes addresses mood, behavior, and personality.

 

If you or a loved one could benefit from neuropsychology testing and therapy, contact The Neurology Institute today. Call one of the offices or use this website to schedule your appointment online.

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