Lorraine Freedle

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Dr. Freedle offers highly specialized and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and consultation services to provide specific information about your child’s brain development along with individualized strategies to help your child learn and succeed in life. Dr. Freedle combines her background in social work, education, behavioral health and neuropsychology to create a thorough, child-centered, systems approach to neuropsychological evaluation. She is committed to helping all of those who work with your child to develop informed, strength-based interventions to best meet your child’s unique needs. See informational flyer on Dr. Freedle.

Diagnostic Considerations

A neuropsychological evaluation can help in the differential diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric problems, and brain injury including but not limited to:

Dyslexia and other Learning Disorders
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Prematurity/Very Low Birth Weight
Prenatal Exposure to Drugs/Alcohol
Seizure Disorders
Early Trauma
Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury
Autism/Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Psychiatric Disturbances
Conduct/Behavior Disorders
Other medical conditions that may
impact brain functioning

When to make a referral

A referral for neuropsychological testing is generally recommended when there is:

  • (1) Traumatic brain injury or diseases of the CNS;
  • (2) A chronic or significant learning disability that does not seem to respond to educational intervention;
  • (3) A severe emotional or behavioral disturbance accompanied by possible learning or developmental delays that may be resistant to traditional psychopharmacological, psychological, or behavioral interventions;
  • (4) Acute onset of memory, cognitive, academic, speech/language, behavioral, or personality deficits that cannot be explained by other psychoeducational evaluations; and/or
  • (5) Child with known neurodevelopmental or learning challenges is facing a transition (e.g. start of school, transition to adulthood/college, foster or adoptive placement). In these cases a neuropsychological evaluation can offer specific strategies for treatment, educational intervention, and support services.

What to Expect

Dr. Freedle conducts neuropsychological evaluations for children (age 5+), adolescents, and young adults (up to age 24). Depending on the reason for referral, testing consists of measures of intellectual functioning, problem solving abilities, attention/concentration, memory, learning, visual-spatial skills, expressive and receptive language, executive functioning, social/emotional functioning, and/or adaptive functioning. A report is generated and provided to the referring person, physician, legal guardian, and any other individuals as requested by the patient and/or legal guardian.

The neuropsychological evaluation process typically takes several weeks or longer, depending on how timely records can be obtained (e.g., medical/treatment/educational records) and appointments can be coordinated, scheduled and kept. The process includes an initial intake call, review of collateral information, neurobehavioral status interview with child and parent, developmental questionnaires, 2-4 testing sessions, scoring, report writing, and a collaborative debrief/consultation session. Dr. Freedle is also available to consult with educators, treatment providers, and other interested parties as requested so that everyone involved with the child possesses the information necessary to implement effective interventions that truly make a difference in the child’s daily life and overall well-being.

The cost of a neuropsychological evaluation varies according to the extent of testing and related services required. Dr. Freedle accepts cash payment only. A detailed invoice and statement of services can be provided to the patient for submission to the patient’s insurance carrier.

For detailed information on the referral and neuropsychological evaluation process see NeuroPsych Information and Referral Flyer- Black Sand .

How may we help you?

If you are interested in neuropsychological evaluation services, please email Dr. Lorraine Freedle at lrfreedle@gmail.com and let her know how she may help you.