Adult and Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing
The skilled neuropsychologists at Augusta University evaluate the neuropsychological capabilities of children, adolescents, adults and seniors to aid in neurological diagnosis, identify neurodevelopmental disorders or determine the positive or adverse effects of treatments.
Neuropsychological Assessments at Augusta University
The Neuropsychology Service of the Augusta University Neuroscience Center of Excellence is one of the most comprehensive Neuropsychology programs in the region. A neuropsychological evaluation typically involves assessment (testing) of cognitive and sensory-motor functions using a group of standardized tests that are sensitive to the effects of brain dysfunction. This evaluation helps determine the best course of treatment, therapy and care for each patient.
Neuropsychological testing may be appropriate for patients with suspected learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder or dementia, patients who have experienced head trauma, stroke or a brain tumor, as well as patients with epilepsy and altered mental status of an unknown cause or other conditions. The neuropsychological assessments consist of an interview, a review of the patient’s medical history and both question-and-answer and paper-and-pencil or computerized testing of:
- General intellect
- Reasoning, sequencing, problem-solving and other higher level skills
- Attention and concentration
- Learning and memory
- Visual-spatial and visual-perceptual skills
- Motor and sensory skills
- Academic skills
- Mood and personality
The Value of Neuropsychological Testing
Neuropsychological assessments help physicians:
- Establish a clinical diagnosis
- Measure the degree to which brain impairment affects cognitive function
- Determine the best plan of care
- Document possible changes in cognitive function over time
- Determine competency issues, such as the ability to live independently and manage financial affairs
- Provide recommendations for school systems
The Pediatric Neuropsychology Service evaluates the neuropsychological capabilities of children and adolescents (age 2-19). The Adult Neuropsychology Service evaluates adults (age 20-65), and older adults (over age 65).
Meet Our Neuropsychologists
To schedule a patient appointment, please telephone the Adult Neuropsychology Office at 706-721-3851.
To schedule a patient appointment, please telephone the Pediatric Neuropsychology Office at 706-721-0267.
Physician and legal referrals are welcomed. If you wish to discuss the patient and your referral questions, please telephone Morris J. Cohen, Ed.D, Director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service at 706-721-0267 or Gregory P. Lee, Ph.D., Director of the Adult Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology, at 706-721-3851.