Neuropsychology is concerned with relationships between the brain and behavior. The assessment will evaluate functioning in a number of areas including: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, and conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, motivation, mood state, and information processing, problem solving, quality of life and personality styles.
Children may be referred for testing due to developmental problems, illness or injury.
Referrals are often made by a doctor, teacher, school psychologist or other professional, please discuss with them the potential for a referral or call us to discuss.
Adults may be referred for many reasons such as memory loss, personality changes or after a brain injury or stroke.
A neuropsychological evaluation might be conducted in any of the following situations:
• When a standard psychological evaluation identifies the need for further in-depth assessment of cognitive functions.
• When there is disparity between a child’s potential or effort and academic performance.
• When a child has difficulties with learning, memory, attention or impulsivity.
• When it is unclear why a child is struggling in school or on standardized tests.
• If a child has suffered a traumatic brain injury or toxic exposure (e.g. lead poisoning or alcohol).
• To document any changes in one’s abilities or achievement since prior evaluations.
For more information please contact us online or at:
Hillcrest Community Support Services
Tel: (413) 499-2031 Fax: (413) 442-4677