CONSULTATION

Neurocognitive Consultants is available to collaborate with families, schools, organizations, and other professionals. Sometimes parents or patients are unsure whether or not they should be concerned about a particular problem, trust a previous evaluation, or even initiate a comprehensive evaluation. In these cases, it might be helpful to meet with a doctor in order to determine whether a thorough evaluation is indicated. This appointment would serve as a “consultation” session whereby the psychologist or neuropsychologist would have the opportunity to discuss any relevant problems or concerns and review any previous medical or school records to better understand history of the problem(s). Background information about learning history, early developmental milestones, social skills, behavior, and emotional functioning will also be discussed to determine whether formal testing is necessary.

The team at Neurocognitive Consultants is also available to educate patients, families and their community service providers concerning neuropsychological syndromes that apply to the patient. We can provide recommendations for remediation management and/or compensatory strategies.We also consult with school districts and educational personnel on psychological and neuropsychological issues to enhance assessment and intervention for children with neurological, medical, and psychological conditions in the school.We will provide follow-up consultation to school staff, attend any educational staffing, or participate in any collaborative meetings with other stakeholders, as needed. We often help families navigate Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and treatment team meetings. With experience in public and private classrooms, group homes, and independent living facilities, our team has worked with individuals ranging in age from infants to older adults and attended to a range of needs. Additionally, our clinicians have designed and implemented paraprofessional training and instruction across a variety of settings.

Examples of other consulting activities include review of previous records and testing, clinical case consultation, consultation regarding education and work placement, independent neuropsychological evaluation, community education, and legal and expert witness.