Who makes up the Neuropsychology team?

Experienced Neuropsychologists work as a team at Eyas Landing, helping individuals who struggle with various learning or behavior problems. Our clinical experts have a wide range of educational credentials and training, as well as clinical experience. Through Neuropsychological Testing and observation, our experts make detailed evaluations and analyses.

Dr. Shay M specializes in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychological Testing, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Who benefits from Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology focuses on the relationship between behavior, cognition, and the brain. Neuropsychologists and pediatric neuropsychologists provide services to people who have difficulty with learning, attention, behavior, socialization or emotional control, along with people suffering with disease or a developmental problem that affects the brain, or a brain injury from an accident or birth. Neuropsychological testing is the initial step toward diagnosis, toward determining cognitive strengths and weaknesses, establishing a baseline, before an intervention takes place and a plan for individualized treatment is implemented.

Diagnoses that neuropsychology testing can assess include:

  • Attention disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavior problems
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental issues
  • Head trauma
  • Neurologic disorders and diseases
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Somatic concerns
  • Traumatic brain injury

Neuropsych Evaluations

Eyas Landing’s neuropsychology evaluations differ from other evaluations in several ways. Our Neuropsychologists specialize in complex neurological and medical disorders and bring their extensive knowledge of brain functioning to the diagnostic process. Neuropsychological Testing also covers different areas of ability that are typically addressed with a general evaluation, including memory, attention, and problem-solving. Neuropsychological tests are standardized, and results are scored by comparing the completed test to testing of a healthy individual of a similar demographic background. The neuropsychologist uses these scores to determine the cognitive strengths and weaknesses that determine and document how the brain is functioning.

Goal of Neuropsychology

The goal of Neuropsychological Testing is to make a formal assessment of cognitive functioning. Eyas Landing assesses learning, attention, behavior, socialization or emotional control, new-learning/memory, intelligence, language, visuoperception, and executive function, as well as an individual’s psychological, personal, and interpersonal circumstances. Once testing is complete, we provide a detailed report and schedule a comprehensive feedback session with a neuropsychologist to discuss the results.