NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

What Is Neuropsych Testing?

At Carolina NeuroServices, we offer several comprehensive neuropsychological test batteries to assess cognitive functioning, aid in diagnosis, and guide in the treatment of each individual patient. Neuropsych testing is an all day process in which the patient is administered a variety of tests to complete in order to be able to identify neurocognitive impairment, specifically assessing various domains of cognitive functioning such as attention, memory, motor skills, visual perception, executive functioning, language, intelligence (IQ), motor skills, tactile functioning, and personality. Pediatric evaluations are available for patients 4 - 16 years old, and adult evaluations are available for those 17 – 90 + years of age. If you are interested in receiving neuropsych testing, please call our office to set up your initial consultation.

Batteries Administered
What To Expect

On the day of your testing, you will meet with one of our psychometrists who will administer the testing battery. All testing services begin promptly at 8am and typically end around 4pm, so be sure to get a good night of rest the night before. There is a 10 - 15 minute break around 10am, as well as an hour break from 12pm - 1pm for lunch. Upon the end of the testing session, patients may schedule their follow up appointment with Dr. Ewert, who will go over the results one-on-one and also make recommendations for the patient at that time.

Preparation

Be sure to bring snacks and water to help avoid fatigue throughout the testing session, as the process is time intensive and minimal breaks are given upon request. Wear comfortable clothing, and consider dressing in layers as the temperature of the office may fluctuate throughout the day. A family member or friend may be asked to accompany the patient on the day of testing, as they may need to complete forms regarding the patient to assist with the overall evaluation.

Available Therapies

A variety of services and programs are available to address a patient’s needs based on Dr. Ewert’s recommendations or the results of a neuropsychological evaluation. The following therapy programs are offered by either Dr. Ewert or one of our licensed clinical social workers:

Individual Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy sessions will address coping techniques and introduce problem solving strategies, as well as methods for improving self-esteem and interpersonal skills. Adjustment to living with a neurological injury/disease is also a major focus.

Group Psychotherapy

This program strives to improve the emotional and psychological issues that are common to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, or to those living with other chronic illnesses. This therapy provides methods for improving communication skills and socialization, which are often affected after suffering a brain injury. Coping methods and goals related to overcoming such issues are discussed and established. Group therapy meets every Friday from 1pm-2pm in our conference room. Please contact Jennifer at 704-366-9930 with questions about participating.

Family Therapy

Help the whole family cope with, understand, and adjust to life after a loved one has suffered a brain injury. Sessions help to promote understanding and acceptance of neurological impairment and the life consequences of the impairment. There is also a strong focus upon helping families avoid "burn out" and develop successful stress management techniques.

Treatment Programs

Brain Injury Program

An 8-12 week program comprehensive in therapies specifically designed to treat those with brain injuries. Sessions are tailored to the individual's specific areas of deficit and works to accommodate and get them back to living.

Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs

We offer various programs designed to improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. Over time, you can strengthen motor skills, as well as many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, language, and memory function. Please call the front office for more information regarding these programs.

Concussion Management

For athletes and non-athletes who want to receive baseline testing, or for those who are already concussed, contact our office for information regarding our IMPACT baseline and post-injury testing services. Identify deficits and track cognitive improvement while recovering from an injury.

What We Treat

Below is a list of disorders that commonly treated by our staff:


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