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Comprehensive evaluations for adults with concerns about attention, memory, and other neurocognitive abilities.
The Ohio State University Neuropsychology Service provides outpatient adult evaluation services on the basis of physician referral. Clinical neuropsychology is a recognized doctoral-level specialty involving the assessment of cognitive, emotional and behavioral health in the context of a range of neurological, neuropsychiatric and medical conditions or pre/postsurgical or other interventions.
Neuropsychology is defined by training that conforms to specialty-delineated standards across doctoral, residency and fellowship levels. This includes coursework, clinical training and research spanning psychology, behavior, and intervention and assessment techniques coupled with neuroscience, neurology, structural and functional neuroanatomy, neuroimaging and diagnostic techniques, and pharmacology. Currently, our neuropsychology faculty members include:
Neuropsychological evaluations involve assessment of brain functions across a range of neurological and medical conditions. This is done through the collection, interpretation, and integration of objective and subjective test data collected through standardized measures of mental status, intellectual functioning, academic skills, language, memory, spatial/constructional, motor abilities, processing speed, attention/concentration, reasoning/problem solving, mood and personality, and behavioral health. The evaluation process also includes detailed clinical interview(s) with the patient and/or family member(s) present for the evaluation.
Our evaluations are typically completed within one day, and a comprehensive report with detailed recommendations follows within about two weeks. Evaluations can be tailored to address specific referral needs and can assist with the following:
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