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Elliot Memory & Mobility Center

Elliot Memory & Mobility Center


40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 603-552-1670

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Services


Neuropsychology Evaluation and Testing


What is neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on brain functioning. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory and thinking skills. A detailed assessment of abilities is done, and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used in important healthcare areas such as diagnosis and treatment planning. The clinical neuropsychologist conducts the evaluation and makes recommendations. He or she may also provide treatment, such as cognitive rehabilitation, behavior management or psychotherapy.

Testing is usually recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving memory or thinking (in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory language, perception, coordination or personality.)

Appropriate referrals would include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Age-related memory impairment
  • Brain tumor
  • Adult attention deficit disorder
  • Concussion
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Delirium
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke

What is assessed?
A typical neuropsychological evaluation will involve assessment of the following:

  • General intellect
  • Higher-level executive skills (e.g., sequencing, reasoning, problem-solving)
  • Attention and concentration
  • Learning and memory
  • Motor and sensory skills
  • Mood and personality
  • Language
  • Visual-spatial skills (e.g., perception)

How are scores used?
Test scores will be compared to normative data to determine if your scores are typical for your age and educational background. The pattern of the scores will also be reviewed to provide information and estimate whether there has been a change in certain abilities.

  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Normal vs. Neuro/Psych disorder
  • Diagnosis/differential diagnosis
  • Establishing a baseline
  • Impairment localization
  • Treatment/assistance planning
  • Monitoring of rehabilitation
  • Documentation of impairment

 


For more information on the Elliot Memory & Mobility Center please call 603-552-1670.