Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Neuropsychological Assessment?

I would like to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to Dr. Renee Madathil and Dr. Jessica Serbel for talking to me about neuropsych. Dr. Madathil is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester in New York who does this type of assessment, and Dr. Serbel is a licensed psychologist who completesContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Is A Neuropsychological Assessment?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Learning Disorder Assessments

When I was a graduate intern, I did about 200 learning disorder assessments for school kids in Arkansas, to the point that I could pretty much complete one in my sleep (and if dreams count, I often did). Learning disorders (like dyslexia) occur when someone struggles to take in and comprehend new information like theyContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Learning Disorder Assessments”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?

A Waiver Evaluation (or Medicaid Waiver) refers to a specific psychological evaluation that determines an individual’s need for government-funded support and services. These are usually requested for adults, but sometimes children are referred for Waiver Evaluations also. Typically, these evaluations assess for Intellectual Disability, as adults with this diagnosis might need extra support in trackingContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What is A Waiver?”