Expertly trained in brain anatomy, function, injury and disease, neuropsychologists are integral to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center's neuroscience team. Working collaboratively with neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists, they comprehensively evaluate patients with symptoms of cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction for the purpose of differential diagnosis, neurosurgical intervention, medical or rehabilitation treatment.Our neuropsychologists are experienced in Wada testing and functional MRI evaluations and offer expertise in the following conditions:
Neuropsychological evaluations are a noninvasive way to assess an individual's cognitive abilities (e.g., attention, memory, language, organization/planning, reasoning abilities). Upon completion of such an evaluation, the neuropsychologist draws conclusions regarding the patient's cognitive strengths and weaknesses and develops treatment recommendations for the patient, his or her family, and other members of the patient's health care team. Aside from helping to guide treatment, these key recommendations are also used to help the patient in his or her daily life.