Faculty in the Neuropsychology Clinic at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin work with patients to measure the presence and degree of cognitive and behavioral impairment due to neurological disease, brain injuries or problems in brain development. This information is used to diagnose neurobehavioral disorders, to differentiate cognitive and psychological conditions, to determine prognosis, and to make treatment recommendations.
Our board-certified neuropsychologists provide evaluation and treatment recommendations for a wide range of neurological and neurobehavioral disorders.
- Dementia and mild cognitive impairment
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Pervasive development disorder, autism and Asperger's disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Huntington's disease
- Neuropsychological problems associated with brain tumors or other cancer and cancer treatment
Services provided in the Neuropsychology Clinic are tailored to patients' needs based on the reason for the referral. However, a typical neuropsychological evaluation first involves an interview with the patient to learn about symptoms and history. Testing frequently includes administration of measures of intelligence, memory, language, visual-spatial abilities, problem solving, mental processing speed, attention, motor and sensory abilities and academic achievement. Measures of mood and personality are often included to determine whether emotional states such as anxiety or depression are significant factors in understanding the patient's condition. Comprehensive evaluations take four to eight hours.