Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between the brain and behavior and functioning.
As illness, injury, and advancing age may affect the brain, neuropsychologists will comprehensively assess for changes in cognition and behavior, assist with identifying the cause of these changes and discuss the findings with the patient and family.
Appointments will help:
- Diagnose and distinguish between cognitive changes due to normal aging and dementia
- Create tailored treatment plans and identify services that may help patients and their families adjust to these changes
- Assist conversations regarding current and future care needs including living arrangements and safety
- Provide a baseline evaluation that can be used to objectively assess changes in cognition over time
What to expect
Appointments will consist of an interview and a test.
- Interviews may take up to an hour. Family members are invited to the interview to help provide more insight into the patient’s health condition and daily functioning.
- Testing may take two to four hours as the test is comprehensive.
During the appointment
The neuropsychologist will measure:
- General intellect
- Thinking skills such as reasoning and problem solving
- Attention and concentration
- Memory and learning
- Motor and sensory skills
- Mood and behavior
After the appointment, the neuropsychologist will write a report with a diagnosis, if applicable, and treatment recommendations. The patient’s test performance will be compared to a database of scores of healthy individuals with the comparable age, education, gender and ethnicity. Feedback will also be given based on medical history, observations during the appointment and test results.
To receive copies of the report, call the medical records department at 210-450-9760
What to bring to the appointment
- Completed packet mailed by the institute
- Previous neuropsychology reports
- Glasses and hearing aids
- Snacks and drinks as appointments may take some time. (Food is available for purchase at the Café located on the first floor of the Medical Arts & Research Center.)
- Insurance and co-payment
For more information or to schedule an appointment,
Meet our neuropsychologists
A. Campbell Sullivan, PSYD, ABPP-CN