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Where is Cognitive Assessment Group located?
We have two locations; one in New York and the other in Chicago. You can get driving or walking directions here.
240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
333 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
What are the benefits of Neuropsychological Testing?
There are many benefits to Neuropsychological testing and assessment such as:
- Uncovering cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- Diagnosing neurological disorders, mental illnesses, or symptoms of concussion
- Evaluate the severity of brain damage and trauma. The main benefit is the accurate diagnosis of neurological disorders. If we identify issues or problems, we can recommend effective treatment programs to help manage your condition.
What will my Neuropsychological Assessment tell me?
Your test scores will be compared to scores from people who are like you in important ways. By using database scores from large groups of healthy people for comparison, we can judge whether or not your scores are normal for your age and educational background. If problems are identified, we will make recommendations for treatment plans based on your unique needs.
What is assessed in a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
Although some abilities may be measured in more detail because of your specific needs, a typical evaluation assesses:
- General intellect
- Higher level executive skills (e.g., sequencing, reasoning, problem solving)
- Attention and concentration
- Learning and memory
- Visual–spatial skills (e.g., perception)
- Motor and sensory skills
- Mood and personality
I’m a new patient, what can I expect on my first visit?
You will meet with us and we will review all the procedures for the day of your evaluation. You will discuss the reason for your referral, your history, and current symptoms. Then, you will be administered a variety of face to face as well as paper and pencil tests, such as tests of memory, thinking and language.
You will take as many breaks as you need to minimize fatigue as well as a break for lunch. The testing will be private, in a quiet testing room. You, as the patient, are always in control and if you’d like to take a break or ask questions, that’s fine.
What is Clinical Neuropsychology?
Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on brain functioning. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory and thinking skills.A very detailed assessment of abilities is done, and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used in important health care areas, such as diagnosis and treatment planning.
Do you accept insurance?
Many of the services offered by Cognitive Assessment Group may be covered by your insurance policy's "out of network" benefits. The team at Cognitive Assessment Group will work with you and your insurance company to determine what your benefits are. We understand insurance.
The health insurance environment can be daunting and overwhelming. Let us deal with them so you don’t have to. This includes determining your benefits, negotiating fees with your carrier if there is no in-network specialist available, obtaining pre-approvals, and using our electronic billing for our services. Our billing manager can do the investigating for you so that you know your benefits and can make the choice most appropriate for your situation. Call us today to start this process.
- United Healthcare
- Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO (New York only)
- Federal Blue Cross
- The Empire Plan
- No Fault
- Oxford Freedom Plan
- Value Options/Beacon Health
- United Student Resources
This is not an exhaustive list. Please contact us if you have out-of-network benefits with your insurance plan but do not see your provider on this list.
What methods of payment are accepted?
We offer a variety of ways to pay for services. We will accept check, cash and Discover, MasterCard, VISA and American Express credit cards. We will also accept debit cards bearing the VISA or MasterCard logo.