Neuropsychological Testing: Neurological Conditions

What is a Neurological Condition?​

A neurological condition is any disorder that affects the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neurological conditions can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, injury, infection, and disease.

Some examples of neurological conditions include:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Concussion
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain tumors
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
Why Should Someone with a Neurological Condition Seek a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive functioning. It can be used to diagnose a variety of neurological conditions, including those listed above. A neuropsychological evaluation may also be used to assess the impact of a neurological condition on cognitive functioning and to develop treatment and rehabilitation plans. There are several reasons why a neuropsychological evaluation may be needed:

  • To diagnose a neurological condition: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to diagnose a variety of neurological conditions, including those that can be difficult to diagnose with other tests.
  • To assess the impact of a neurological condition on cognitive functioning: A neuropsychological evaluation can assess the impact of a neurological condition on your attention, memory, processing speed, executive functioning, and academic skills. This information can be used to develop targeted interventions and accommodations to help you succeed in school, work, and other areas of life.
  • To track progress over time: A neuropsychological evaluation can be used to track your progress over time. This can be helpful for evaluating the effectiveness of treatment and making necessary adjustments.
Why Should I Receive an Evaluation Now?
  • Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to better outcomes: Early diagnosis and treatment of the cognitive difficulties you or a loved one are experiencing can help improve understanding of their challenges and enhance quality of life.
  • Neurological conditions can progress over time: You may notice worsening in your cognitive abilities over time, so it is important to get an assessment as soon as possible. Doing so also allows your medical team to obtain a baseline of your thinking abilities from which to compare future assessments, if necessary.
  • To plan for the future: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to identify areas where an individual may need additional support or accommodations as they age.
  • Treatment options may be available: A neuropsychological evaluation can​ help to determine the best course of treatment.
Why Should I Choose Family Counseling Associates to Complete This Evaluation?

FCA has a strong reputation for providing high-quality care. Our team has considerable experience in the assessment of individuals who have concerns about their thinking skills. Our evaluations are both comprehensive and highly tailored to your concerns. We provide you with timely and individualized feedback about how your brain works to help you lead the life you want to live. 

Welcome Medical Psychology Center Patients!
We are excited to announce that Medical Psychology Center of Beverly, MA has officially merged with Family Counseling Associates effective 4/19/2024. We look forward to continuing to provide mental health care to Medical Psychology Center's existing patients and the Beverly community!