A distinctive feature of evaluationsperformed at Me Center is that they are holistic. Rather than focusing on asingle psychological system such as perception or cognition, the assessorscomprehensively address the multiple systems that operate in the psychologicallife of the individual and consider them in an integrative way. The center assesseschildren, adolescents, and adults who have been referred for neurologicalassessment, and those who suffer from problems in learning, behavior, memory,social functioning and emotional. The center deals with many developmental andgenetic disorders such as:
· Learning difficulties
· Brain injuries
Me Center conducts assessments,recommendations, and effective treatment plans, only when understanding thecognitive, emotional and personal functions of the individual in an integratedmanner.
How can be referred to neurological assessment?
· Children with brain injuries,learning disabilities and epilepsy.
· Individuals with learning/attentionproblems that interfere with education and age-appropriate development.
· Individuals who are experiencingmild memory/attention complaints and may be in initial stages of Mild CognitiveImpairment.
· Individuals with neuropsychiatricproblems secondary to medical illness including sleep apnea, hypertension,major organ disease and cardiovascular disease.
· Adults with neuropsychiatricproblems secondary to neurological disease, including seizure disorders,neurodegenerative disorders and multiple sclerosis.
· Elder adults (and their families)experiencing memory and behavioral changes.
· Individuals with complex neurodevelopmentaldisorders, such as Asperger 's syndrome and non-verbal learning disorders
What is assessed during aneuropsychological evaluation?
· Cognitive skills
· Executive functions (e.g., planning,organization, strategy selection and use, problem-solving)
· Attention and concentration
· Learning and memory
· Verbal skills
· Visual-spatial/nonverbal skills
· Social-emotional functioning
· Academic achievement
How is a neuropsychologicalevaluation different from a school psychological evaluation?
School evaluations are typicallyless comprehensive, often focusing exclusively on intelligence and academicachievement. Important skills, such as attention, executive functions, learningand memory, are often not assessed.
The goal of a school evaluation is typically to determine if a child qualifiesfor special education services. In contrast, a comprehensive neuropsychologicalevaluation is designed to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses and toclarify the nature of the presenting problems.
A neuropsychological evaluation can also clarify a suspected diagnosis andsuggest a variety of treatment interventions that may not be uncovered by aschool psychological evaluation.
Help After the Assessment:
Upon completing your child’sassessment, we can help the individual in school, university, and work toconsider and implement our recommendations.
We can work with schools as members of school-based multidisciplinaryspecialties. Upon completion of an adult or geriatric assessment, and upon yourwritten request, we will communicate the findings of the evaluation to thereferring physician or other referral source to promote treatment planning. Asneeded, we will work with you to provide appropriate referrals to otherprofessionals, including speech therapists, occupational therapists, tutors,psychologists, and physicians.
After the evaluation has beencompleted, family members are often in search of information about theindividual’s area of difficulty. We consider it very important to help youidentify resources such as books, websites, and support groups that arerelevant to the problem.
Overall “Me” provides treatment toassist individuals academically, emotionally, and socially who have beendiagnosed with a neuropsychological condition.