When you’re facing a brain injury or illness — such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis — it can cause changes in your thinking, memory, judgment, emotions and behavior.
Learning how to cope with these changes can be challenging, so we offer neuropsychology services to provide support, education and guidance for you and your family members.
Rehabilitation neuropsychology is used for treatment planning and assessing progress, and provides cognitive and emotional assistance to treat the mind as well as the body.
Neuropsychology services include:
- Evaluations to measure cognitive and learning abilities, memory, language and communication, visual-spatial abilities, perception, mood, personality, and motor skills and functioning. These can help identify strengths, weaknesses and treatment needs.
- Education for patients, family members and caregivers about the condition and what to expect.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy and supportive psychotherapy to help patients and caregivers cope with and emotionally adjust to the changes resulting from injuries or illnesses.
- Assistance with managing behavioral issues that are a result of a brain injury or illness.
- Evaluations to help determine when it’s appropriate for someone to return to work after a brain injury or illness.
- Assistance with establishing a neurobehavioral baseline to monitor recovery after a neurologic event or a progressive brain disease, such as dementia.
- Behavioral strategies and relaxation training for pain management.
Neuropsychology services are also available for those with spinal injuries and complex orthopedic or medical conditions — any condition that requires or causes significant changes to your daily activities. This support can help you learn how to cope and regain as much independence as possible.