NFSS

Cognitive Testing, Neuropsychology & Forensic Psychology Services

Services currently provided at NFSS include initial evaluations and second opinions for individuals ages 18 and older involving the following areas:

  • Neurological conditions (e.g., dementia, stroke, epilepsy)
  • Developmental disorders (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD)
  • Other mental health conditions, including but not limited to psychotic, mood, anxiety, and somatic disorders, and personality disorders
  • Head and brain injury (including post-concussion syndrome)
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice
  • Toxic exposure
  • 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
  • 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 (e.g. Atkins, sentencing, appeals, clemency)
  • Civil commitment (admittance and release)
  • Malingering

Tests that are utilized are aimed to be 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.

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