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Neuropsychology is a specialized branch of psychology that involves the scientific study of brain-behavior relationships. Our neuropsychology services provide comprehensive evaluations for cognitive decline and impairment due to various conditions including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia
  • Other movement disorders such as Essential Tremor and Dystonia
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Corticobasal Syndrome
  • Ischemic or Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Vascular dementia
  • Mild Head injury and Concussion
  • Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Central Nervous System tumors
  • Epilepsy
  • Pre and post neuro-surgical evaluations for DBS, VNS, or resective procedures.
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders presenting in adulthood such as Intellectual Disability

Neuropsychological evaluations are conducted by clinical neuropsychologists and assist with identifying suspected neurological disorders, determine the extent and severity of known neurological conditions and provide recommendations necessary for treatment planning.

Neuropsychological tests are standardized, objective and performance-based instruments that are used to determine any changes in cognitive functions relative to established psychometric norms.

Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations include the assessment of cognitive and behavioral domains such as:

  • Attention and concentration
  • Processing speed
  • Speech and language
  • Memory and learning
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Executive functions such as reasoning or judgment
  • Fine motor skills
  • Daily/adaptive functioning skills
  • Emotional functioning

Additionally, caregivers and family members of the patients may provide information through measures developed to gather collateral information.

What to expect on the day of the neuropsychological evaluation:

Neuropsychological evaluation typically consists of an one-hour clinical interview with the patient and their caregivers/family, if available, followed by neuropsychological test administration (typically 2-5 hours). Efforts are made to complete the evaluation on the same day, although some patients may be required to return to complete testing if the test battery cannot be completed in one day.

Following the completion of testing, neuropsychological test data and information gathered from the clinical interview are integrated into a comprehensive report by the clinical neuropsychologist. After the completion of the report, evaluation results will be communicated with the patients during a separate feedback meeting.

The neuropsychology clinic is located at the Center for Healthy Aging located in the Riter Center at UT Health North Campus Tyler. Contact us to learn more about our neuropsychology services or schedule a neuropsychological evaluation 903-877-7911.

Providers For Neuropsychology

Andrew L. Schmitt, PhD
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Pelin Strebler, PhD