What is a neuropsychological evaluation:

Neuropsychological evaluations typically test a person’s memory functioning, attention, learning style, motor speed, speed of information processing, planning, organization, and emotional functioning. Additional sources of information, such as medical and educational records as well as information from physicians and family members, are used when developing a diagnosis. Neuropsychological assessments are primarily used for:

  • Identifying the strengths and weakness of an individual
  • Understanding how a brain injury impacts functioning
  • Tracking progress of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Understanding an individuals cognitive profile to help with rehabilitation

I offer the following types of evaluations:

  • ADHD evaluations
  • Adult autism evaluations
  • Capacity evaluations
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Dementia
  • Impact of Traumatic brain injury,
  • Evaluations to determine accommodations for standardized testing (such as SAT, GRE, GMAT and California bar exam)
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Presurgical evaluations (spinal cord stimulator implant/bariatric surgery)
  • Forensic evaluations (personal injury, immigration evaluations)

What to expect at a Neuropsychological evaluation:

A neuropsychological evaluation uses standardized tests to understand an individual’s functioning. Typically, the evaluation consists of a clinical interview and administration of paper and pencil and/or computerized tests as well as self-report inventories. When assessing children, I try to observe the child in the classroom and the playground. I also get rating scales filled out by teachers/parents/medical providers.
The evaluation can last 2-5 hours, depending upon the question to be answered. Once the evaluation is completed, I will review all available records and write a detailed report that provides the results and discusses conclusions while offering recommendations. The findings of this report will be conveyed to you through a feedback session. Feedback is not provided for forensic evaluations.

Nitu Hans Ph.D

How to prepare for the evaluation:

It is important to be well rested before the evaluation. Do not use any substances before the evaluation as that can result in the test results being invalid. Wear comfortable clothing and bring some snacks. If you use reading glasses, please bring them with you for the appointment. If you need any accommodations, please let me know ahead of time.

Multilingual Evaluations

I am fluent in Punjabi and Hindi and have conversational fluency in Urdu. I offer evaluations for individuals from the South-Asian diaspora.

Nitu Hans Ph.D