What is Clinical Neuropsychology?
Clinical Neuropsychology is a specialty field within clinical psychology, dedicated to understanding the relationships between brain and behavior, particularly as these relationships can be applied to the diagnosis of brain disorder, assessment of cognitive and behavioral functioning and the design of effective treatment.
A neuropsychological evaluation is often recommended when there are concerns about different areas of functioning (e.g., cognitive, academic achievement, emotional, behavioral, social, and adaptive functioning or daily life skills). Neuropsychological evaluations can be particularly useful in determining cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations assess a variety of skills.
Psychoeducational evaluations are offered to help identify specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia (reading problems), Dysgraphia (writing problems), and Dyscalculia (math problems). In addition to assessment of academic skills, this type of evaluation includes assessment of specific cognitive processes that may be contributing to the learning problem.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluation
ADHD evaluations are offered to help provide additional information about the correct diagnosis or to make decisions related to treatment and intervention.
504 Team Meetings/ARD (IEP) Meetings
Dr. Williams will participate in scheduled 504 Team Meetings/ARD Meetings upon request. The purpose of this service is to review and explain the results of the evaluation, as well as to support the family in seeking educational accommodations. This service requires a retainer fee and is based on an hourly rate.
School Admissions Testing/Gifted and Talented
NACH, Inc. will conduct evaluations for the purpose of school admissions testing. Intelligence testing is available for pre-school and school-aged children seeking admission to certain private schools or for admission to gifted and talented programs. The WPPSI-IV or WISC-V are typically administered. Results of the testing will be provided, but please understand that determination of eligibility for school admission is solely left to the discretion of the school admissions committee. This type of evaluation is a flat rate fee of $500 for a brief parent interview, testing time, and a brief report.
Psychological evaluations utilize semi-structured clinical interviews as well as various child, parent, and teacher questionnaires to help identify depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma and stressor related disorders, and various neurodevelopmental or behavioral disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder).
Test Population Exclusions
NACH, Inc. does not assess the following populations or cases; however, appropriate referral sources can be provided upon request:
Individuals experiencing an acute crises (e.g., suicidal intentions/behaviors, hostile aggression, or psychosis).
Child Abuse/Neglect Cases