NFSS

Cognitive Testing, Neuropsychology & Forensic Psychology Services

Services currently provided at NFSS include initial evaluations and second opinions for individuals ages 16 and older involving the following areas:

  • Neurological conditions (e.g., dementia, stroke, epilepsy)
  • Developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities, mental retardation/intellectual disabilities)
  • Head and brain injury (including post-concussion syndrome)
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Toxic exposure
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Guardianship/Power of Attorney
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Independent Medical (Psychological/Neuropsychological) Evaluation (IME)
  • Academic and work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Disability Exceptions regarding citizenship examination
  • Hardship evaluations
  • Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP)
  • Competency (to stand trial, waive Miranda rights, testify, waive mitigation, be executed)
  • Sanity/mental status at the time of the act/diminished capacity
  • Mitigating factors
  • Capital cases (Atkins/MR/ID, sentencing, appeals, clemency)
  • Civil commitment (admittance and release)
  • Violence risk assessment
  • Malingering

Tests that are utilized are the most current in the field. Reports are produced in a timely and expert manner, cite up-to-date relevant research, legal statutes and judicial holdings, and are written in a readily understandable language.

Additional services include records review without patient examination and presentations on various neuropsychology and forensic psychology issues, with specialty in assessment of exaggeration and feigning of mental illness and cognitive dysfunction.

Recent presentations:

  • Working with Experts and Mental Health Issues. Death Penalty Defense: Trials and Appeals, Ohio State Bar Association. Columbus, OH (2016).
  • TB(I) or Not TB(I), That is the Question. Personal Injury Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA). Dublin, OH (2014).

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