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Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:30+00:00 December 16th, 2015|concussion, criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology|

How Can Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology Be of Assistance in Legal Proceedings? Forensic neuropsychologists' contributions can be critical in assisting the trier of fact in terms of the neuropsychologist's knowledge of cognitive functions, brain-behavior, relationships, psychometric data, knowledge of  cognitive and behavioral expressions of syndromes, psychopathology, and symptom exaggeration.  In the field of criminal forensic neuropsychology, [...]

Common Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation Questions

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 18th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC|

Evaluations for the court system have a different intent than routine clinical evaluations.  The latter tend to focus more on diagnosis and treatment needs/planning, whereas forensic neuropsychological evaluations have a very different cope.  Forensic neuropsychological evaluations are requested by the court system, or by attorneys, in many cases.  Instead, the third party that referred the [...]

Determination of Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: How Can a Neuropsychologist Help?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 15th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

Neuropsychologists play a critical role, together with the medical and legal professions, in helping us to understand whether an individual is able to make reasoned medical decisions.  Neuropsychologists also make recommendations that have bearing on disposition planning (can an individual safely live independently, or does s/he require assistance, assisted living, or 24-hour supervision?).  While any [...]

The Role of the Neuropsychologist in the Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation Case

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|concussion, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, traumatic brain injury|

Put simply, a neuropsychologist is an expert on brain-behavior relationships.  If a person experiences injury to brain tissue, there can be an impact on cognitive, behavioral, and personality functioning, depending on the severity of the brain injury, the part(s) of the brain impacted, and a host of other factors.  The neuropsychologist is an expert on [...]

Should My Client Get Functional Neuroimaging?: The Forensic Neuropsychologist – Attorney Dialogue

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 18th, 2015|criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

Should My Client Get Functional Neuroimaging?:  The Forensic Neuropsychologist - Attorney Dialogue Questions abound regarding the role of neuroimaging in the courtroom and its relationship to neuropsychological testing, behavioral disturbance, and day to day functioning.  There have been recent advances in neuroimaging, resulting in functional neuroimaging methods such as SPECT, PET, QEEG, MEG, DTI, and [...]

Top Tips to Compensate for Attention and Concentration Problems from a Neuropsychologist

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 12th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

Top Tips to Refocus Attention and Concentration from a Neuropsychologist Have a Preparation stage, or pre-performance routine: Create a mental and physical environment that helps you focus.  In sports performance coaching, athletes are taught to filter out 2 levels: External distractions: in sports this looks like official making a bad call, poor field conditions, hostile [...]

Neuropsychology for the Attorney: Differences Between Forensic Neuropsychologists and Neurologists

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Neuropsychology for the Attorney:  Differences Between Neuropsychologists and Neurologists Attorneys should understand the difference between what the 2 specialties of neuropsychology and neurology can provide, in a way that goes beyond “neurologists can prescribe medications and neuropsychologists cannot.”  Although neurologists and neuropsychologists work as a team in the medical center setting, our roles are different.  [...]

The IME for Brain Injury: Anticipating Controversies in the Courtroom

By | 2015-08-27T18:32:19+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

The IME for Brain Injury:  Anticipating Controversies in the Courtroom While there are some advantages to retaining a forensic neuropsychologist who is very experienced with years of practice under his or her belt, standards of practice and research on assessment of concussion and malingering have evolved rapidly over the past several years.  It is very [...]

Why Should an Attorney Care about Neuropsychological Effort Testing?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Why Should an Attorney Care about Neuropsychological Effort Testing? Use of effort testing in neuropsychology (also known as symptom validity testing or performance validity testing) is the current norm and expected standard of practice in neuropsychological evaluations.  Effort tests that are included as part of the neuropsychological evaluation inform as to whether an examinee is [...]

What is a Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 1st, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

What is a Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation? Neuropsychological consultation has long played a major role in diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and educational and vocational planning.  The expert forensic neuropsychologist in America today can invite referrals of individuals with the following conditions or needs: Ø       Acquired brain injury Ø       Memory loss or attention problems [...]