Clinical Neuropsychology

The Clinical Neuropsychology Program at Orlando Regional Medical Center provides services to individuals with suspected or known disorders of the central nervous system.

Our team focuses on how behavior and abilities are related to proper brain function. We use contemporary neuropsychological evaluations, our team evaluates how the different areas of the brain cooperate and use innovative, evidence-based treatment approaches to complex problems involving the brain.

We specialize in dementia, head/spinal cord injuries, and other neurological illnesses.

Why have I been referred?

Our evaluations are requested specially to help your physician understand how the different areas and systems of the brain are working together. Evaluations are recommended when there are symptoms or complaints that involve thinking, memory or behavior. This may be related to any number of medical causes. Testing will help in understanding your specific situation.

Why is a Clinical Neuropsychologist important?

  • To Identify strengths and weaknesses in specific area
  • To help differentiate among illnesses, which is important to provide treatment options
  • To plan treatments and rehabilitation after a brain injury or illness
  • To help understand the complex relationship between psychological and neurological illness

What should I expect?

Neuropsychological evaluations are used to determine and quantify subtle and more severe neurocognitive deficits among patients with dementia, cerebrovascular conditions, brain tumor/cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders, hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions which may affect cognitive function.

Evaluations consist of a clinical interview, testing and feedback. Our team of experts will ask you about your symptoms, how you are feeling, medical history including any radiographic results (MRI, CT, EEG, PET), medications, previous evaluations, and other important information. The time required depends on the patient and presenting problem.