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Understanding the WISC-V: Learning Disability Assessment for Kids and Teens in Charlotte, NC

By | 2016-01-25T13:47:28+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Understanding the WISC-V:  Learning Disability and ADHD Assessment for Kids and Teens in Charlotte, NC In the world of psychological assessment, the Wechsler Intelligence Scales are considered to be the gold standard measures of intellectual functioning.  One of the most frequently used assessments for school-aged children is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V). This measure gives [...]

Psychologists and the Court System: Forensic Psychology

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 12th, 2015|criminal forensic neuropsychology, forensic psychologist, forensic psychology, Uncategorized|

Psychologists who practice forensic psychology are well positioned to provide psychological expertise to the judicial system for those involved in civil litigation (e.g., personal injury suits, workers compensation, civil commitment, child custody determination) or those involved in criminal and delinquency proceedings (e.g., sanity at the time of the offense, competency to stand trial, waiver of [...]

How Do I Locate and Select a Forensic Neuropsychologist in Charlotte, NC or Anywhere Else?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 July 5th, 2015|neuropsychologist in Charlotte, Uncategorized|

How Do I Locate and Select a Forensic Neuropsychologist in Charlotte, NC or Anywhere Else? The selection of a forensic neuropsychologist for an independent medical evaluation (IME) in neuropsychology begins with the forensic neuropsychologist’s credentials.  Board certification in clinical neuropsychology is particularly critical, because this provides an indicator that that expert evaluator has undergone a [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

Concussion Workup Increasing in the Emergency Department: An Update for Personal Injury Attorneys

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 28th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Concussion Workup Increasing in the Emergency Department:  An Update for Personal Injury Attorneys An interesting article was released this week regarding how emergency department visits and head CT utilization have increased over the years (the study time frame was 2006-2011).  This article was published in the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine (2015 June 25; Zonfrillo [...]

Neuropsychological Assessment After Sports Concussions? The Medical Necessity

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

Medical Necessity of Neuropsychological Assessment after Sports Concussions In what circumstances is a neuropsychological assessment medically necessary after sports concussions or traumatic brain injury? In the case of an athlete who has experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury, the neuropsychologist plays an important role in determining safe return to work and clearing people after [...]

What is a Forensic Neuropsychologist?

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|forensic neuropsychology, IME neuropsychologist Charlotte NC, neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte, traumatic brain injury, Uncategorized|

What is a Forensic Neuropsychologist? A forensic neuropsychologist conducts neuropsychological evaluations that are intended for consumption by the legal system.  The forensic neuropsychologist is hired to make an independent determination regarding neuropsychological functioning.  Generally, one goal of a neuropsychological assessment is to determine if changes have occurred in the claimant’s attention, memory, language, problem solving, [...]

Finding a Charlotte Neuropsychologist and Concussion Care in Charlotte, NC

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:33+00:00 June 27th, 2015|neuropsychologist in Charlotte, Uncategorized|

Neuropsychologists and Concussion Care Services in Charlotte, NC If you are an attorney who is interested in obtaining an evaluation for your adult client who you believe may have experienced traumatic brain injury, you have a number of referral sources in Charlotte to assist you in locating a Charlotte neuropsychologist or other brain injury specialist. [...]