NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

Neuropsychological Testing in McKinney, TX

If you’ve been referred to Dr. Arduengo or the PEARS, PLLC team for neuropsychological testing, we know you’ll have a lot of questions. You may also be a little worried or curious about what to expect. On this page, you’ll find a lot of the basic information about the neuropsychological evaluation process at PEARS, PLLC, and our McKinney assessment psychologist is always here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out!

Reasons Neuropsychological Evaluations Are Recommended 

Neuropsychological evaluations may be recommended in a variety of situations, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), seizure disorders, tumors, medical diagnoses, emotional conditions, or difficulty with cognitive processing. The assessments are geared toward finding answers to any referral questions from physicians, therapists, or other professionals. They will also help to develop a complete picture of the client’s abilities, including: 

  • Attentiveness and concentration

  • Memory and recall

  • Processing speed

  • Language development 

  • Problem-solving and reasoning skills

  • Fine and gross motor skills

  • Executive, sensory, social, and emotional functioning ​

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The Neuropsychological Assessment Process

Individuals are unlikely to receive the exact same neuropsychological testing battery. We customize each assessment plan to meet individual needs, answer specific referral questions, and generally help us better understand an individual’s needs, abilities, and areas where they may benefit from support resources. Because we want to determine any limitations a client has, our neuropsychological assessments can be frustrating or difficult at times. They are designed to be challenging, and we need clients to push their boundaries to determine the truest range of their abilities. Some of the many tests that may be utilized as part of the neuropsychological assessment process include the following: 

  • Intelligence or cognition

  • Academic ability and aptitude

  • Visual learning and memory

  • Verbal learning and memory

  • Ability to process language or visual-spatial cues 

  • Concentration and attentiveness

  • Executive, sensory, social, or emotional functioning 

  • Processing ability and speed 

  • Personality

After Neuropsychological Testing

Following your assessment session or sessions, we will provide a comprehensive report that lays out the findings as clearly as possible. We will include details about any diagnoses as well as any related recommendations for your next steps. We often include resources that may be beneficial. We know this information can be overwhelming, and we will always welcome any questions you have. 

How Do I Schedule Assessment at PEARS, PLLC? 

When you’re ready to get started with neuropsychological testing, we invite you to get in touch with the PEARS, PLLC team in McKinney, TX. You can call or text our office at (817) 826-9572 or complete our simple online form. We look forward to hearing from you to schedule a session or answer any questions you may have.