Specialized Evaluation and Treatment of Brain FunctionOur fellowship-trained neuropsychologists specialize in assessing and understanding brain-altering conditions that can affect behavior, thinking, memory, language and mood. Some of these conditions include:
- Brain tumors
- Concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Dementia and memory problems
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders
- Seizure disorders
A neuropsychological evaluation can help confirm or clarify a diagnosis; help your physician develop a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan and/or establish a baseline of brain functioning prior to brain surgery or beginning a new medication or treatment.
During your evaluation, our team will assess your emotional and behavioral functioning. And evaluate a number of cognitive skills, such as attention, executive functioning, memory, language and visuospatial processing, using a variety of standardized written or computerized tests.
Based on your evaluation, your neuropsychologist will recommend treatment to address your individual symptoms. Your treatment may include:
- Psychological counseling: Your neuropsychologist may recommend that you visit a counseling psychologist to discuss the emotional and mental health aspects of your neurological condition.
- Cognitive remediation: Cognitive remediation will help you learn how to compensate for cognitive problems and improve or maintain memory.
- Speech/language therapy: Speech/language therapy will help you learn to manage problems with speech or language related to your neurological condition.
- Occupational therapy: Occupational therapy will provide you with personalized strategies to help you perform everyday tasks.
Living with a neurological condition can cause depression, anxiety, concerns about your future or even familial problems.
Our experts provide specialized care to help you adjust to your condition, become comfortable talking about it with family members, friends or colleagues and manage mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety associated with your condition.
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health
The Neuroscience Institutes at Hackensack Meridian Health takes a coordinated approach by pooling together the expertise of a full spectrum of subspecialists to provide complete care to patients and their loved ones every step of the way, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.
For example, following diagnosis and surgery, you may be referred to our Center for Brain Injuries for rehabilitation, where a multidisciplinary team of experts in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, social work and recreation therapy take a team approach to your treatment.
Here are even more reasons to trust us with your care:
Hackensack Meridian Health’s Neuroscience Institute is a leader diagnosing and treating brain and spine disorders and for cutting-edge research to advance the treatment of traumatic brain injury and stroke.
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is one of just 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) sites in the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Our team is here for you with comprehensive care from prevention to diagnosis, treatment to rehabilitation, and works closely with you on your individual course of treatment.
Our neurological experts are equipped to care for the most intricate cases; from our fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians who hold the highest level of training and accreditation possible in their specialty, to our highly skilled nurses, we provide you with the best treatment options possible.