Assessments usually involve a three-step process. Your first appointment is called a Diagnostic Intake, and our goal during this first appointment is get as much information as possible regarding current problems, symptoms, and relevant background history including: pre and postnatal history, social and academic functioning, medical history, family history, and a detailed history of the current problem areas. Please bring along any physician referral letters, as well as a list of current medications you are taking. This initial appointment usually takes 45 minutes to one hour.
The second appointment, which you will schedule after the intake, is the actual testing appointment. Please ensure that you have eaten and have had a full nights sleep prior to the days of your testing appointment. Also be sure to bring with you any forms or questionnaires that you make have been provided with at your intake. Make sure that you wear comfortable clothing, and feel free to bring along any snacks or drinks. Testing appointments start at 9:00am sharp unless otherwise specified. A lunch break will be taken at 11:30am (lunch breaks are typically one, to one and a half hours in duration). You are free to bring a lunch with you, though please be aware that we do not have designated eating areas at our office; we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Testing will resume after the lunch break. The typical appointment starts at 9:00am and ends around 3:00pm including lunch breaks. Your individual appointment start and end times may differ.
The third and final appointment is what we call an Informing Conference. The purpose of this appointment is to discuss the results of your testing, explain any findings, and review treatment planning. In addition to this individual discussion with your neuropsychologist, we will also provide you with a detailed report of your testing results, which includes qualitative descriptors for different areas of functioning, an overall summary that explains the testing results, a section that outlines our diagnostic impressions, and section that lists our recommendations based on the results. This report is what many referring physicians and other professionals typically request. Upon your request, we will also be able to fax your completed report to your doctor (or other relevant professional). You will be asked to sign a Release of Information form if you want to have your report faxed to anyone outside of your office.
After your Informing Conference, you are encouraged to follow the list of treatment recommendations that were discussed with and provided to you. If you encounter any problems obtaining services or following through on any treatment recommendations, please do not hesitate to call our office. We are here to help you succeed.