For parents of young adults and/or young adults struggling to manage the demands of life and school often the neuropsychologist is concerned with how the young adult’s brain development or neurological status is related to his or her difficulties with learning, acquiring new skills, and/or managing daily life. When a young adult is failing to launch, struggling in school, or struggling to manage the demands of employment or daily life, these types of evaluations can provide important information that can provide a pathway towards achieving a level of independence. A major purpose of obtaining the comprehensive overview of cognitive and emotional function is to both obtain diagnostic clarity but more importantly to develop a more effective care plan. Utilizing strengths to help develop and strengthening existing abilities can be crucial to supporting an individual’s movement towards a healthy and independent adulthood. Supporting the development of a “growth mind set” as well as the ability to make life altering decisions from the “wise mind” become more crucial as the consequences of life decisions have major effects on one’s level of emotional and social adjustment as well as life style.
Evaluations are available to assist in entry to school, obtaining accommodations and/or specialized educational resources (504/IEP plans), or for obtaining accommodations for high stakes testing i.e., SAT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, ACT, etc.