Turn to one of our Libertyville neurologists to find out whether neuropsychological testing could benefit your behavioral health.
It’s amazing to think that the three-pound mass inside your head controls every thing you do from the emotions you feel and what you are thinking to controlling respiration and heart rate. The human brain is truly amazing. Unfortunately, there are certain issues that can affect how a brain responds. It might affect how we think or how we feel. From the office of our Libertyville, IL neurological team, find out when a neuropsychological evaluation is necessary.
The purpose behind this assessment is to identify the presence of a neurological disorder. This evaluation is used to test both cognitive and behavioral functions such as:
This testing can be requested by parents, doctors or teachers, and the information gathered through this evaluation might be used to create a customized treatment plan that may include specific therapies, medications, educational needs, etc.
Usually an evaluation is necessary if the behaviors you or your child are exhibiting point to a brain-based disorder. Common conditions that would warrant an evaluation include:
If someone has recently suffered a brain injury, sometimes these tests will be recommended during rehabilitation to chart progress or problem areas. These tests may also be used to determine disabilities, to help create customized educational programs or for legal purposes.
If you or a loved one is dealing with neurological problems, it’s time you put your health and trust into the neurological team at Northwest Neurology in Libertyville, IL. Call (847) 882-6604 to learn more.