Neuropsychologist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Clinical neuropsychology involves the diagnosis of changes in cognition (thinking) and behavior after known or suspected brain damage. It is a clinical specialty within Neurosciences at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. A neuropsychological evaluation can identify the nature of behavior changes, understand the consequences of these changes in daily life and contribute to effective treatment.
A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with an advanced degree in psychology (PhD) who specializes in the effect of brain injury on behavior and cognition. He or she identifies ways to help people relearn and/or compensate for neurological functions that are impaired.
A neuropsychologist has special training and experience in how the brain functions. He or she conducts tests and research to explain the relationship between brain activity and behavior, and to understand how functions within the brain influence thinking, learning and emotions.
A neuropsychologist studies the impact that brain damage can have on a person’s functioning and abilities. He or she evaluates patients for cognitive changes and, after analyzing test results, makes recommendations for treatment (e.g., cognitive rehabilitation, counseling and medications) to help patients regain as much function as possible.
Medical College of Wisconsin neuropsychologist David Sabsevitz, PhD, sees patients in the Neuro-Oncology Cognitive Clinic. Dr. Sabsevitz specializes in evaluating adults with neurological, behavioral and developmental disorders.