A neurological injury – whether present
at birth or acquired through trauma to the brain – can cause marked changes in a person’s cognitive, psychological,
and behavioral functioning. Even a minor injury can cause damage to a person’s brain and produce functional impairment.
Through NeuroResources, PLLC, neuropsychologists, psychometrists/technicians, and clinic coordinators provide neuropsychological
evaluations that determine the degree of impairment caused by injuries to the brain, either from congenital or acquired causes.
Neuropsychologists are psychologists who specialize
in studying brain-behavior relationships. They have extensive training in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous
system. The clinic’s two neuropsychologists, along with a superior staff, understand the effects that different injuries
or conditions may have on the function of the brain, and through comprehensive evaluations, are able to gain valuable insight
into the nature and extent of such impairment. Armed with this information, patients and caregivers alike are better equipped
to move forward in treatment programs specifically developed to help patients maximize their independence.
Neuropsychological evaluations completed at
NeuroResources, PLLC, determine:
strengths and weaknesses an individual possesses following a brain injury
and pervasiveness of brain damage
of observed deficits (e.g., brain damage, psychiatric disturbance, or functional causes)
level of mental and legal competence
information regarding the course of recovery from a brain injury
helps make a correct diagnosis of an underlying neuropathological problem
and guidance for the patient, family members, caregivers, employers, or teachers