Neuropsychology is a specialized branch of psychology devoted to the study of brain-behavior relationships. We understand how neurological, medical and emotional conditions affect brain function, intellect, behavior, personality and emotion.
The primary role of a neuropsychologist is to conduct evaluations and provide consultation on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. At Spectrum Health Medical Group, your neuropsychologist works closely with other neurologists and specialists to help provide you comprehensive care. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- Movement Disorders
- Brain Tumor
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Injury and Concussion
Neuropsychologists conduct standardized tests to measure various cognitive domains, such as memory, attention/ concentration, processing speed, language, visual spatial functioning and problem solving. These tests can help identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, which leads to appropriate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Along with diagnostic services, we'll also help track and even predict progression of cognitive changes over time. By teaching you ways to maximize your strengths, we'll help you overcome your weaknesses.