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South County Psychiatry provides Neuropsychology in North Kingstown, RI. Call 401-268-5333 to schedule a consultation today.

Neuropsychological and psychological assessments can be used to help determine appropriate diagnoses, inform treatment planning, coordinate care with other professionals, and provide personal insight for clients. We offer comprehensive assessments, including neuropsychological and psychological assessments. Our evaluations include assessment of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive functioning. Our evaluations cover the following areas:

  • Cognitive Functioning, including processing speed, planning, organizing, problem-solving
  • Mood Disorders, including emotional and behavioral functioning (e.g., anxiety, depression)
  • Executive Functioning
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Memory and Learning
  • Motor Speed and Coordination

Comprehensive assessments can help clarify diagnoses, including ADHD, Trauma, Mood Disorders (E.g., Anxiety, Depression), Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders (e.g., oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder), Intellectual Disability, and Executive Function weaknesses.

Frequently Asked Questions about Neuropsychological Assessment

What is a neuropsychological assessment?

A neuropsychological assessment is an in-depth look at an individual’s mental (cognitive) functioning and behaviors. Testing can assess areas including attention, problem solving, memory, language, visual-spatial skills, academic skills, executive functioning, visual-motor skills, and social-emotional functioning.

Who should get a neuropsychological assessment?

A neuropsychological assessment can help provide answers to concerns regarding memory, inattention/lack of focus, emotional dysregulation, executive functioning, and academic difficulties. Many individuals are referred to us by their primary care physicians, psychiatric providers, or therapists; however, we also accept self-referrals.

When should I consider getting a neuropsychological assessment?

If you notice changes in your day-to-day functioning a neuropsychological assessment may be helpful for treatment planning. Notable changes may include: difficulty remembering day-to-day tasks, difficulty following a conversation, difficulty learning/remembering new information, changes in personality, worsening of mood symptoms (e.g., anxiety and depression), difficulty with behavioral or emotional dysregulation (e.g., impulsivity, feeling quick to react).

What conditions can be assessed through a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological assessment can provide insight into a person’s cognitive functioning. It can help provide clarification and inform treatment plans for many mental health difficulties including: mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar), posttraumatic stress disorder, learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and general executive dysfunction.

When might a neuropsychological assessment be helpful?

A neuropsychological assessment can be helpful towards providing an initial diagnosis, gauging the progress of a diagnosis, and providing a differential diagnosis (differentiating between two or more conditions which share similar signs or symptoms). In addition, a neuropsychological assessment can provide a detailed description of an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses to inform academic or work accommodations.

What is the assessment process like?

The assessment process typically involves three to four appointments. During the first appointment (the intake), the clinician will ask for information regarding symptoms and history.

Based on the intake, 1-2 testing appointments will be scheduled. These appointments must be in-person and range in time. They typically take two to three hours per appointment. During these appointments individuals will engage in tasks, complete self-report forms, and further discuss symptoms with the clinician.

The final appointment (feedback) will take place several weeks after testing. During this appointment the results of the evaluation will be discussed. Results can then be shared with referring providers.

Will insurance cover a neuropsychological assessment?

SCP accepts most major insurance carriers. Deductible and out of pocket costs vary by insurance companies and your specific policy. If you have concerns about your coverage we recommend you speak with your insurance company directly prior to making a testing appointment (be sure to write down what they say, the date/time, and the name of the person you speak with).