Neuropsychologists at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester provide comprehensive clinical evaluations for children (ages six and older), adolescents and adults.
Adult evaluations center on disorders impacting cognitive skills, such as memory and attention, including those resulting from brain injuries or medical and neurological diseases, such as dementia/Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis.
Pediatric evaluations focus on assessment of cognitive, academic and behavioral/emotional functioning related to neurological illness, general medical conditions and developmental disabilities.
Evaluation of cognitive functioning in specific patient groups:
- Children with epilepsy, brain tumors, genetic and developmental disorders, or infectious diseases
- Elderly patients with memory problems
- Patients with other neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, multiple sclerosis) or other medical disorders (e.g., AIDS, leukemia, diabetes)
- Patients with stroke or other cerebrovascular disorders
- Patients with concussion and traumatic brain injury
Determination of baseline skill levels in conditions that may be improving or worsening:
- Before initiating treatment programs
- Before and after neurosurgery
- When progressive dementia is suspected
Assisting in the development of treatment plans related to cognitive disability
- Referrals for cognitive rehabilitation services to improve specific skill deficits, such as in memory, language or attention
- Referrals for treatment of other conditions (such as psychiatric and mood disorders) that can impact cognitive functioning
- Development of accommodation plans (504 plans and IEPs) for school