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Thorough Assessments for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Integrative Psychiatry Austin offers an intensive integrated investigation for children, adolescents, and adults through neuropsychological testing. This assessment involves a set of performance-based standardized tests, behavioral observations, and clinical interviews, which evaluate how a person processes information and regulates behavioral and emotional responses. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation or book a virtual visit.
Integrative Psychiatry Austin offers a variety of
therapy options including:
- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
- Whole Person Assessment
- Holistic Medicine
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Trauma Informed Care
Integrative Psychiatry Austin focuses on providing an integrated approach to healing, which is why we offer a variety of therapy options. Neuropsychological testing is one of the treatment options available.
The scope of this assessment is customized to address the referral question and may include the following:
- Attention and Focus
- Executive Functioning (mental efficiency and self-regulation
- Visual and Verbal memory
- Language and Speech
- Visual-Perceptual and Spatial Abilities
- Sensory-Perceptual and Motor Abilities
- Academic Achievement
- Emotions, Behavior, and Personality Development
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The Best Choice for an Integrated Approach to Therapy is Integrative Psychiatry Austin
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When Should You Consider Neuropsychological Testing?
If you have been wondering whether neuropsychological testing might be a good option, there are a number of different areas to consider, including:
An unclear initial diagnosis
Behavioral problems at home or school
Delayed development in speech or other skills
Difficulties with learning new material
Feelings of being overwhelmed emotionally
Why Is My Child Not Learning?
A child can struggle with learning for a number of reasons, and sometimes it is not because a child lacks intelligence. In fact, even gifted children can face difficulties with learning because their school work is actually too easy for them. Until a child’s intellectual potential and learning style are identified, there will be ongoing conflict between the child and his or her environment.
Purpose of Neuropsychological Testing
The results of a neuropsychological assessment are typically used to either confirm or rule-out the presence of intellectual, neurodevelopmental, learning, or psychiatric disorders. This assessment will also measure responses to current treatments or other interventions, and help determine whether further support or accommodation is required to help the individual manage the demands of school, work, or home life. Detailed recommendations are designed to guide optimal cognitive and psychological adjustment and inform future educational, therapeutic, and vocational planning.
Process of Neuropsychological Testing
A neuropsychological assessment begins with an intake interview to collect information on the person’s functional and treatment history. For younger children and teens, parents or primary caregivers should plan to attend this meeting. Adults may attend alone, although it may be helpful for partners, close family members, or friends to participate and provide additional information.
Following the intake meeting, the person will meet with the psychologist to complete neuropsychological testing. This consists of a variety of written and verbal activities using a computer or paper-and-pencil. Testing is generally administered over the course of one or two sessions and lasts a total of three to seven hours, depending on the person’s work rate and the tests given. Participants are encouraged to take brief breaks at regular intervals, as well as a longer lunch break during full-day testing appointments. Before or after the test sessions, the psychologist may also ask family members, teachers, or friends to complete additional questionnaires or rating scales.
Approximately three to four weeks after all testing has been completed, a one-hour feedback session with the psychologist will be scheduled to review the findings and recommendations. A detailed report containing this information will then be provided to the patient or family and any referring professionals. Specific referrals and aftercare will also be offered upon request, or as otherwise indicated.