Neuropsychological Evaluation

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Dr. Gideon conducts neuropsychological evaluations with adults ages 18 and older for the purpose of:

1.  Diagnosing brain disorders
2.  Identifying the most effect treatment approaches

Neuropsychological evaluations include:
•    Extensive interview to obtain personal history information
•    Review of health, academic, employment and other records
•    Testing with hands-on measures of:
  o     Attention
  o     Memory
  o     Reasoning
  o     Language Functions
  o     Visual Processing
  o     Motor Skills
  o     Emotions and Moods 
  o     Social Communication
  o     Behavior

•    Analysis of test results 
•    Discussion of results with the patient 
•    Preparation of a written report of the findings and recommendations

 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

Brain disorders often lead not just to problems with thinking but to challenges in social and interpersonal behavior and emotional self-control and awareness.  

To assist individuals who have undergone a neuropsychological evaluation, Dr. Gideon provides neuropsychotherapy.

Neuropsychotherapy:

•    Combines knowledge of the brain in cognition, emotion and behavior with expertise in psychotherapy to guide individuals with brain dysfunction.  
•    Helps overcome problems with information processing and social behavior that affect day-to-day functioning. 
•    Can reduce social stigma and self-blame. 
•    Can be used with individuals, couples, families and others 

 

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Consultation

In her 30 years’ experience, Dr. Gideon has provided neuropsychological services to individuals from childhood through adulthood to later years with a wide array of brain disorders from the more familiar to the very rare, including:

•    Brain Injury                
•    Stroke
•    Seizure Disorders
•    ADHD
•    Autism Spectrum Disorders
•    Neuropsychiatric Disorders
•    Other Brain Disorders

Her background gives her a broad base of knowledge and experience from which to offer neuropsychological consultation to health care providers, educators, and others with questions about:
•    How neuropsychological evaluation might help the patient
•    Other resources that might be appropriate for the patient
•    Approaches to take to address concerns about the patient’s functioning