Neuropsychology is a specialty area of psychology that focuses on thinking, learning, and behavior, and its relationship to the brain. Neuropsychologists often work closely with neurologists and other health care providers. Together, they identify how a neurological illness or injury may affect function in your day-to-day life.
Neuropsychologists use standardized tests to examine different aspects of thinking, such as:
- Executive skills
- Processing speed
The tests help the team better understand your cognitive strengths and weaknesses. With this information, our neuropsychologists can also identify brain structures or systems that may not work as efficiently as possible. We can then make recommendations for treatments/supports that can help improve your life.
At Baystate Medical Center, neuropsychologists provide extensive evaluations for children ages 6+ with conditions including:
Adult & Geriatric Neuropsychology
For adults, our neuropsychologists provide in-depth assessments on Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in our Memory Disorders Program. We also provide assessments for people with conditions that include:
Baystate Sports Concussion Clinic
The Baystate Medical Center Sports Concussion Clinic is an interdisciplinary program that treats sports-related concussions. The specialists at the sports concussion clinic evaluate and treat injuries through a combination of neuropsychology, physiatry and rehabilitation care.
To make an appointment for either service, please call 413-794-5555.