New Jersey Brain Care welcomes referrals from medical professionals and the community at large for children (ages 12 and up), adolescents, adults, and elderly populations. Medico-legal assessments and consultations are also provided. We accept Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. While we are out of network for commercial insurances, we provide services for people who have out-of-network benefits.
Our neuropsychological evaluations typically includes a clinical interview in which we obtain a detailed history and symptom review; a comprehensive battery of standardized tests; and a post-testing consultation to go over the results. The assessment may also include measures of academic achievement and instruments to assess mood, personality, and behavior.
A neuropsychological evaluation typically assesses the following areas:
Memory and learning
Visual spatial skills
Executive functions (i.e., problem solving, judgment, planning, reasoning)
Sensory and motor skills
Mood and personality
Test scores are compared to healthy individuals of the same age and educational background to determine if your scores reflect normal brain function or if they illuminate compromised areas of brain function. We also use baseline data to determine whether performance represents a change from previous levels of ability.
A psychological evaluation is a shorter battery of tests that focuses more specifically on mood and personality variables that may be interfering with an individual’s ability to function optimally. It consists of a clinical interview along with mood and personality inventories. General intellectual ability may also be assessed.
Rehabilitation psychologists specialize in aiding individuals in their emotional recovery from brain injury or illness. It focuses on increasing adjustment to changes brought about by the injury / illness and improving coping strategies to help improve mood. It can also help individuals manage problematic behaviors brought about by an injury or illness.
Cognitive Remediation Therapy
Cognitive remediation is a therapy aimed at restoring lost cognitive function through cognitive drills aimed at strengthening damaged neural networks in the brain. Cognitive remediation also helps individuals learn strategies to compensate for their deficits so that they can begin to regain functional independence.
Behavioral Health Intervention
Behavioral health interventions focus on helping an individual change behaviors that place their health at risk. This could include smoking cessation, changing dietary or exercise habits, or increasing medication compliance. Therapists work with the individual or family members on adopting behaviors aimed at preventing health complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol).