Saint Louis University’s neuropsychology service, under the direction of Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, provides comprehensive cognitive evaluations covering a wide range of presenting problems.
A neuropsychological evaluation provides comprehensive assessment of adult patients in whom impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric functioning are evident or suspected. Assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities to identify possible problems with brain functioning. This helps lead to a diagnosis, defines strengths and weaknesses and helps suggest best treatment options.
Neuropsychological evaluations may assist in guiding the decision-making process in the areas of:
- Differential diagnosis
- Prognosis and dispositional planning
- Rehabilitation issues
- The ability to return to work
- Tracking of changes in functioning over time
- Educational and vocational planning