Through our neurocognitive services company– Helping Hands Licensed Behavior Analyst Services, Inc. – led by Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP, we offer individually-tailored and comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations using standardized tests to meet the distinctive needs of our clients.
Because they evaluate underlying neurocognitive deficits, neurocognitive evaluations add an extra layer of understanding to all of our treatment plans. They can be especially beneficial for young people with ASD, AD(H)D, Tourette Syndrome, OCD, learning disabilities and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Through the testing process, our neuropsychologists identify clients’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses and the foundation from which their skills and deficits arose. The information gathered during evaluations allows our clinicians to create completely individualized plans and cognitive programs for each client.
Here’s what sets us apart:
(aside from having expert consultations from one of the world’s leading neuropsychologists, Dr. Goldberg):
- We specialize in diagnosing neurocognitive disorders including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
- We utilize Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and ADI-R assessments - designed to rule out a diagnosis of ASD.
- We accept insurance and will guide you through the process.
- With our expertise in behavioral science, we are able to test clients with behavior disturbances.
- Our psychometricians are skilled in administering a variety of assessment tools.
Our process for neurocognitive evaluations typically follows these carefully thought-out steps:
What will the testing be like? And why am I being tested?
We will give clients tests on an iPad, as well as tests with paper and pencil, and ask a series of questions. Some questions will seem fun, others boring, and some may be frustrating; but the purpose of the tests will be to evaluate your memory, language skills, thinking processes and other skills.
Our advice to our clients for testing is to just do your best. There are no wrong answers. We use all the information to help identify strengths and weaknesses. Clients may take breaks as needed if they’re hungry or need to go to the bathroom – when a tester wants a break, they just have to tell us, and we will pause. Because we use this information to help you overcome your weaknesses and make your skills stronger, it is important to us that test takers are relaxed and comfortable at all times.
Neurocognitive evaluations are covered by many insurance plans that provide out-of-network benefits.
Autism evaluations and functional behavior assessments, as well as a variety of skill-based measures, are covered by insurance plans so long as a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is prescribed.
Visit our insurance coverage page for more information on how we’ll assist you with determining your coverage for testing.