Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation

 

Assessment

A neuropsychological assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of a client’s strengths and difficulties regarding information processing, emotional regulation and behavioral issues. Problems in these areas commonly occur with various developmental, neurological or psychiatric disorders. As such, a neuropsychological assessment is typically a part of diagnosing developmental disorders (e.g. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders), detecting learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) or evaluating a person’s general cognitive level. During the assessment, information is gathered by way of interviews, previous health records, questionnaires and formal structured tasks. The neuropsychologist will evaluate the client’s functioning in their everyday life, their studies or working life, and makes recommendations regarding support or rehabilitation needs. The assessment always includes both oral and written feedback. You can also seek neuropsychological assessment with or without a referral from a doctor.

Rehabilitation

Neurospychological rehabilitation is individually planned and goal-directed rehabilitation for clients who struggle with information processing, emotional regulation or behavioral issues due to, for example, developmental, neurological or psychiatric disorders. The purpose of rehabilitation is to support the client’s functioning in, for example, their studies, working life or everyday life. The goals and content of the rehabilitation are tailored to fit the needs and wishes of the client and are often based on the observations made during a neuropsychological assessment. Appointments can take place at ProNeuron’s offices or remotely online and, when necessary, in the clients’ everyday environments.

 

Speech therapy

 

The field of speech and language therapy includes the assessment, rehabilitation and prevention of various developmental impairments to do with speech, language, interaction, communication and feeding across all age groups. Services are also provided for clients with voice disorders or adult neurological problems.

Speech therapy sessions may take place at the clinic, in the everyday environment of the client (e.g. home, daycare, school, housing or other facility, workplace) or remotely online. In addition to one-on-one work with the client, an essential part of rehabilitation is co-operation with and guidance for the client’s loved ones and other members of their support system.

Speech therapists are also experts in forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). These include the use of pictures, photos, signing, communication boards and books as well as electronical communication aids to strengthen communication and functioning in everyday life.

In English, ProNeuron offers consultation and support in speech and communication issues, voice, feeding and oral-motor problems in children, adolescents and adults.