Neuropsychological evaluations may be requested for a variety of reasons, but the two most common types are:
- Diagnostic referrals to assist in determination of the cause of changes in cognition or behavior (e.g., memory decline, sudden changes in personality in the absence of a psychiatric diagnosis);
- Referrals to determine the cognitive or functional impact of a known neurological or other medical condition like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, tumors, strokes, movement disorders, brain injuries or concussion.
Results from a neuropsychological evaluation are typically available two weeks following the completion of an assessment and may be used to:
- Assist with diagnostic interpretation (e.g., determine the presence of neurodegenerative process, distinguish between neurologic and psychiatric conditions);
- Assist with treatment planning (e.g., neurosurgical planning including brain tumors, epilepsy, DBS)
- Determine functional abilities in the context of decisions regarding independent living, vocational planning, or educational planning, and to provide recommendations for necessary accommodations in any of these settings;
- Track the cognitive course of a condition or treatment through repeated evaluations.
How to Make Referrals
You may fax referrals to the attention of Susan Nelson, (501) 526-5296. Please include the patient’s information, the specific referral question, and any relevant medical records.
Scheduling or additional questions: