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Neuropsychology

Good Samaritan Hospital provides comprehensive neuropsychological services including assessment and treatment for both inpatients and outpatients.

Neuropsychological assessment is a critical part of evaluating people who have changes in thinking skills due to a variety of causes, such as head injury, stroke, toxic exposure, neurosurgery, neurological illness (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease) or dementia.

During an assessment, our staff evaluates a person’s thinking skills and behaviors to look for indicators of traumatic brain injury, early dementia or other neurological problems.

The information gathered during the evaluation is then considered in the context of other medical records and available history to help form a picture of the person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. An accurate picture of cognitive abilities provides insights into the degree of impairment, probable effects on everyday functioning and ability to benefit from treatment. It also helps determine a person’s ability to return to work, school, or independent living.

Recommended treatment following a neuropsychological evaluation may include cognitive rehabilitation therapy with a speech or occupational therapist or psychotherapy/counseling with a rehabilitation psychologist or neuropsychologist.
    
For more information about neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment, call 253-697-2700.