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Neuropsychology

If an individual shows signs of difficulty in thinking, memory, learning, speech or personality, a neuropsychological evaluation can help provide answers.  The neuropsychologists who see patients at the Behavioral Health Services of CDH evaluate children, adults and seniors who experience difficulties with neurocognition (brain function and behavior). Brain-behavior issues can be genetic, developmental, psychological or neurological.  Specialists identify the cause and nature of brain dysfunction through assessment and comprehensive testing. Families learn to develop strategies for improving the patient's functioning related to health, independence, school, work, community and other important areas of daily life.

Neuropsychology Services

Evaluation Services for Adults and Seniors

Assessment services and treatment recommendations are offered for adults and seniors with acute and chronic conditions including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral issues
  • Brain injury
  • Competency and/or capacity concerns
  • Cancer/brain tumor
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Genetic disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Stroke
  • Systemic illness (e.g. Lupus)

Neuropsychological testing is tailored to each adult and focuses on skills and abilities including:

  • Academic skills
  • Attention
  • Behavioral issues
  • Emotional functioning
  • General intellectual abilities
  • Language functioning
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
  • Spatial skills
  • Visual skills

Evaluation is done in half-day or full-day sessions and consists of cognitive testing, emotional/behavioral assessment and interviews with the adult/senior and significant others. Results provide valuable information that helps patients and families address the following issues:

  • Competency
  • Determination of disability
  • Diagnostic decision-making
  • Educational planning
  • General treatment planning
  • Monitoring of a medical condition
  • Returning to work issues
  • Vocational planning

All testing occurs in a comfortable outpatient setting located on the Central DuPage Hospital campus.

Evaluation Services for Children

If a child exhibits emotional, behavioral or cognitive difficulties, a neuropsychological evaluation can help provide answers.  Assessment services and treatment recommendations for children with acute and chronic conditions include:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Cancer/brain tumor
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental retardation

Testing is tailored to each child in the following categories:

  • Neuropsychological - examines a wide range of brain-related skills: general intelligence, attention, memory, language, sensory-motor functioning and problem-solving skills
  • Psycho-educational - assesses academic abilities with a focus on determining whether there is a learning disability
  • Developmental - determines a child's ability related to same-aged peers

Evaluation is done in half-day or full-day sessions and consists of cognitive testing, emotional/behavioral assessment and interviews with the child and their caretakers. For some children, there is a focus on the impact of their medical condition on everyday functioning.  For others, the focus is on an emotional or behavioral difficulty.  Evaluations are helpful for:

  • Diagnostic decision-making
  • Determining extent of disability
  • Coordinating services with school personnel
  • Treatment planning
  • Monitoring the course of a medical condition

All testing takes place in a comfortable outpatient setting located on the Central DuPage Hospital campus.

The Neuropsychology Team

Services are offered to adults and children with neurocognitive difficulties. All of the physicians on the medical staff at CDH who treat in neuropsychology are board certified or board eligible. The multidisciplinary neuropsychology team includes:

  • Neuropsychologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Adult neuro-oncologists
  • Pediatric neuro-oncologists
  • Developmental pediatricians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Neuropsychiatrists
  • Mental health counselors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers

How to Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Behavioral Health Services at 630-933-4000.