Four Essential Phases:
1: Clinical Interview:
Dr. Fulbright or Dr. Rosvall will take a detailed history of the problem that brought you to us, its course over time, and how it's affecting you now. We also obtain a detailed history of your developmental, family, school, work, and medical history.
What should I bring?
-Completed New Patient Packet
-Medical Records relating to your diagnosis
-Picture ID and Insurance Cards
-Snacks and/or lunch for your breaks
-Wear comfortable clothing, bring a sweater
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2: Test Administration:
The standardized tests will be given by a skilled and friendly clinician face-to-face.
Some tests will be verbal, others pencil and paper, and some will be on the computer.
Testing will take approximately 4-6 hours with intermittent breaks as needed.
The testing is interactive to allow an objective measure and compare your abilities with others in your age range.
The testing does NOT require prior studying
The testing does not include wires, needles,or any invasive measures
You CANNOT fail, but we ask you perform your best on all tests to provide accurate results.
3: Scoring and Report Writing:
These tests measure verbal knowledge, attention, processing speed, short-term memory, problem solving skills, language and academic skills, visual-spatial skills, and sensory and motor functioning. Our goal is to educate you, your family, and your referring physician about the integrity of your cognitive functions, provide clarification of a diagnosis, and present treatment recommendations.
4: Feedback Session:
The results of the evaluation will be addressed at a separate appointment with the psychologist. At this visit you will discuss the findings and be provided with helpful recommendations and informational resources to determine the best strategy for moving forward.