Union Beach Learning Disabilities
Empowered Learning Transformation Centers
Leading the Field in Mental Health
This website will provide information regarding the scope of practice of each of the doctors at this office. Each of the doctors are in independent practice. If you have been referred to this office or are searching for a mental health provider and have insurance, please contact your insurance carrier to verify that the doctor you wish to see is on your plan. Also become familiar with your specific mental health benefits, which can vary greatly from your medical benefits.
Psychotherapy & Medication Management
- Children, Adolescents and Adults
- Individual, Marital and Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Insight and Growth Oriented Therapy
Psychological, Neuropsychological and Learning Disorder Assessment
- Differential Diagnosis of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disorders and ADHD.
- Assessment of cognitive and personality changes due to brain injuries and other neurological disorders.
Cognitive Skills Training for Brain Injuries and Learning Disorders
- Cognitive Skills Training (CST) can stimulate brain development and strengthen mental abilities. It can successfully treat the cognitive problems underlying learning disorders. It can promote more complete recovery from a brain injury.
What Is Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology?
Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on brain functioning. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing motor, sensory, memory and thinking skills. A very detailed assessment of abilities is done and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used to assist with diagnosis and treatment planning. Pediatric neuropsychology also addresses how learning and behavior are associated with the development of brain structures and systems.
Why Are Children and Adults Referred for Neuropsychological Assessment?
Children are typically referred because of difficulty in learning, attention, behavior, socialization or emotional control. They also may be referred for neuropsychological assessment because of a disease or developmental problem that affects the brain in some way. Both adults and children may be referred when there is a brain injury from an accident, illness, or other trauma, or there is some unexplained change in the persons concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality.
What Is Assessed?
A typical neuropsychological evaluation will involve assessment of the following:
Executive skills such as organization, planning, reasoning and problem-solving
Attention and concentration
Learning and memory
Receptive and Expressive Language
Visual-spatial skills (e.g., perception)
Motor and sensory skills
Behavioral and emotional functioning
Achievement skills such as reading and math
Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending on the individual’s needs. Emerging skills can be assessed in very young children. However, the evaluation of infants and preschool children is usually shorter in duration, because the child has not yet developed many skills.
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