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find a doctorview our locationsOur neuropsychology program provides cognitive assessments for patients who have known or suspected brain injury or illness. These assessments assist in the diagnosis and treatment of functional difficulties and help determine a patient's cognitive status.

Our Approach to Patient Care

At OhioHealth, we recognize brain injuries and illnesses involve complexities that can be distressing to patients and their family members. Our neuropsychologists are specially trained in working with these complexities.

Their unique expertise in neuropsychology interprets patterns in brain behavior relationships that fit types of disease processes and can help not only with diagnosis and treatment but also provide guidance for patients on how to best manage their strengths and weaknesses.

Our care is individualized, compassionate and understanding. We spend time with our patients in advance of the testing to make sure they know they have control over what takes place during the assessment.

Collaborative Teamwork

OhioHealth neuropsychologists work closely with referring primary care physicians, neurologists and behavioral health psychologists, providing diagnostic data and important evaluations that impact the diagnosis and treatment of OhioHealth neurology patients.

In addition, when needed, our team of neuropsychology experts consults with OhioHealth occupational, physical and speech therapists in an integrated approach to patient treatment.

Dr. Jeffrey D. Madden, Clinical neuropsychologist

Jeffrey D. Madden, PhD, ABPP, ABN
Board-certified clinical
neuropsychologist

Aviva Marlin

Aviva Y. Marlin, PsyD
Clinical neuropsychologist

Dr. Julie D. Simensky, Clinical neuropsychologist

Julie D. Simensky, PhD
Clinical neuropsychologist

Comprehensive Assessments

Our comprehensive assessments typically are completed in several hours. The amount of time it takes depends on the nature of the symptoms to be evaluated and on the questions of the referring physician.

Patients can expect the following:

  • A clinical interview to talk about the types of functional problems being experienced
  • A conversation with family members, caretakers or significant others to understand how the functional problems are affecting the patient's daily life
  • Standardized pen-and-paper tests that look at:
    • Intellectual functioning
    • Memory and learning
    • Motor and sensory skills
    • Visual perception
    • Receptive and expressive language abilities
    • Ability to organize and plan
    • Attention and concentration
    • Emotional and behavioral functioning
  • A review of test results with patient and family
  • Evaluation and recommendations sent to the patient's referring physician

Neuropsychology Services at OhioHealth

OhioHealth Neuropsychology provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for the cognitive and emotional effects of many neurologic conditions and psychiatric issues, including:

 

For Referring Physicians

When to Make a Referral to OhioHealth Neuropsychology

You want diagnostic testing and evaluation for:

  • Patients displaying problems with memory, problem solving, judgment, attention and other thinking skills
  • Patients recovering from a concussion, brain injury or stroke and displaying behavioral and cognitive problems or mood impairment
  • Patients displaying early onset signs of dementia

To refer a patient, please call (614) 788.2490.

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