Neuropsychology Services

Neil H. Pliskin, PhD, ABPP-CN; Julie Janecek, PhD; Melissa Lamar, PhD; Sara Weisenbach, PhD, ABPP-CN

The Neuropsychology Service provides comprehensive assessment services for teenage, adult, and geriatric patients in whom impairments of cognitive, neuropsychiatric, or developmental functioning are evident or suspected. Our services include outpatient evaluation and inpatient consultation services.

Neuropsychological assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities such as intelligence, academic skill, memory, language, attention, problem solving ability, executive abilities and visual motor skills, as well as sensory motor and personality/emotional functioning.

The Neuropsychology Service can provide assessment and treatment recommendations for a wide range of conditions that may affect behavior, including:

  • Memory problems
  • Cognitive and emotional effects of various neurological conditions, including, for example, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), leukemia, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, and chromosomal disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury and electrical shock injury
  • Cognitive decline in elderly patients
  • Changes in thinking abilities associated with various medical conditions, including: metabolic disorders, HIV infection, cardiac complications, liver disease, toxic exposures, and autoimmune disorders (e.g., Lupus) among others
  • Attention-deficit disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Psychiatric and emotional factors influencing functioning and behavior

Neuropsychological assessment contributes to clinical decisions about:

  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Rehabilitation planning
  • Educational planning (including IEP, 504 plans, and ADA evaluations)
  • Developmental level
  • Ability to return to work or school
  • Ability to function independently

Tracking of changes in cognitive abilities over time to determine response to medication or disease progression

For more information or to schedule an initial evaluation call 312.996.6217.

Click here to download neuropsychological services printable brochure.

Neuropsychology training is offered at the graduate (http://www.psych.uic.edu/education/advanced-practicum-in-clinical-neuropsychology), internship (http://www.psych.uic.edu/internship/AdultNeuroAssessment.htm) and residency (http://www.psych.uic.edu/neuropsychology-fellowship) levels

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