Outpatient Neuropsychology Clinic
This Clinic sees both children and adults with known or suspected neurologic conditions to help document the nature and extent of their neuropsychological impairments. This information is used for differential diagnosis and treatment planning. Patients with almost any neurologic condition are evaluated when there is a question of disturbances in the higher integrative brain functions. The Clinic frequently evaluates patients to help determine whether they have a psychiatric or neurologic condition.
Patients and families are also seen for psychotherapy to help with the adjustment process associated with a brain disorder.
Inpatient Neuropsychology Consultation Service
This service provides inpatient neuropsychological consultation to patients who are hospitalized at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital. Neuropsychological evaluations are often requested to aid in patient management and discharge planning.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Patients admitted to the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit undergo neuropsychological assessment to determine patterns of neuropsychological function or dysfunction that help define whether a lesion is lateralized to one side of the brain. Neuropsychologists also participate in the Wada procedure. Patients who are suspected to have nonepileptic seizure-like events are also evaluated. As in other clinical settings, neuropsychologists on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit are actively involved in a variety of clinical research studies to improve the treatment of patients with epilepsy.
Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit
Neuropsychologists are actively involved with patients on the Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit to evaluate the cognitive and behavioral consequences associated with various disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord. The neuropsychologists work with other rehabilitation team members to clarify rehabilitation goals and to help patients engage in the rehabilitation process to maximize their recovery. The neuropsychologists are actively involved in both cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy of patients seen on that unit. Neuropsychologists also help educate patients and family members about the expected effects of their neurological condition on cognition and behavioral functioning.
For more information, please call 1-800-BARROW1 (227-7691) or 602-406-6281.