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What is Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Like?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 October 15th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

  Adults with ADHD may continue to have difficulty tolerating routine types of work, may shift jobs more frequently, and may have difficulty attending to details and organizing.  Trouble with organization, planning, and meeting increased productivity requirements are common.  Children with the disorder may have been described as immature, impulsive, and frequently acting before thinking. [...]

The Role of Neuropsychology in Explaining Postconcussive Symptoms

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 31st, 2015|concussion, neuropsychologist|

Over the past 1-2 decades the research has emphasized that symptoms after concussion begin within a context.  The biopsychosocial model is commonly referred to after brain injury.  What this model means is that there are biological factors, psychological factors, and social context factors that affect recovery.  Some interpret this to mean that symptoms are first [...]

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 [...]

What are Neuropsychological Tests?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 1st, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

Neuropsychological tests are standardized and are used to assess performance in various cognitive domains.  Cognitive domains are based on models of brain functioning, and evaluate different (but sometimes overlapping) cognitive functions.  These tests have been given to thousands of people, so we know what the average performance should be on these tests in neurologically normal [...]

Making a Comeback After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)!: Tips for the Person Who Has Survived a Severe Brain Injury

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 25th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury|

These are important tips that can be shared with people who have experienced a severe traumatic brain injury, and their families: 1)  Stay positive.  The way you talk and think about your recovery affects the way you feel about it, so it’s important to have a positive attitude.  Always remember that you are a survivor [...]

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 [...]

Strategies to Compensate for Difficulty Remembering Conversations – From a Clinical Neuropsychologist

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 15th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|

As a clinical neuropsychologist I frequently work with individuals who report they have difficulty recalling details of conversations.  Here are some strategies to compensate for this problem which some people have found useful. Use active listening.  Summarize what the person says back to them briefly Ask them a key question or 2 about the instructions [...]

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 [...]