Program Summary

Neurobehavioral Evaluation Services

 Libby Pearce
To Contact This Program:
Call (510) 745-9151.
 
This Service is Offered at:
Concord Clinic, Fremont Clinic, Pittsburg Satellite Clinic, Pleasanton Satellite Clinic, and Hayward Satellite Clinic.
 
Languages:
Evaluations are available in English, Albanian, Hindi, Mandarin, and Spanish.
 
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Eligibility Criteria:
In addition to private pay, we offer a sliding scale fee and gladly accept MediCal, Medicare, and other private plans with pre-authorization. Services must meet medical necessity in order to qualify for payment by insurance plans and sliding scale fee
 
Services are Provided by:
Trainees receiving supervision by licensed psychologists.

Neurobehavioral Evaluation Services

A neuropsychological evaluation is designed to understand cognitive and personality functioning and reveal an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. This information helps in formulating a diagnosis, understanding the individual as an whole, and serves as an aid for treatment planning. Neuropsychological evaluations take into account how an individual’s cognitive and personality factors interact and impact functioning in everyday life.

At The Hume Center, the goal of these assessments is to identify an individual’s cognitive profile and make recommendations that build on the individual’s strengths and allow that individual to increase his or her functioning in the community.

Types of Evaluations

Neuropsychological Assessments: These are assessments that evaluate different domains of functioning such as intellectual processes, memory, sensorimotor, attention, etc. The evaluation may involve testing for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Cognitive deficits due to Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, and the effects of other neurological conditions.

Screening for Developmental Disorders such as Aspergers syndrome and Autism.

Psychodiagnostic Evaluations: We provide psychodiagnostic assessments for adults where the focus of the evaluation is to uncover the personality profile of the individual. A great effort is made to make this a collaborative process and help the individual get a sense of what personality factors shape and impact their functioning in everyday life. Often these evaluations help in differential diagnosis and treatment planning.

Evaluations for Assessing Disability: Evaluations focus on assessing an individual’s capacities as related to their ability to work gainfully. These evaluations include assessing an individual’s ability for self-care, scheduling their day, and socialization. Problems in these areas often occur after an accident, with age related decline, or with changes related to chronic mental illness.

What to Expect: The Evaluation Process

The evaluation process includes the administration of standardized tests that help determine how an individual performs on a task. These tests are individually selected based on an individual’s age, culture, ability, language, and best-practice models (latest research).

The evaluation consists of a clinical interview with the individual as well as with parents or other members of the support network and a review of data from other sources such as schools and medical or legal records. A written report with individualized recommendations is provided at the end of the evaluation. Follow-up with referring parties and helping with implementation of recommendations is given priority.

The assessment process usually takes three to four sessions which includes one session for the interview, one or two meetings for the assessment and a feedback session. The reports are completed within two to four weeks after the last testing session.

Referrals

Individuals and referring parties are welcome to call our clinics to obtain more information and to initiate a referral.

Staff

This program is staffed by highly trained clinicians. The Hume Center is a recognized internship site and services are provided by trainees (Practicum students, Pre-Docotoral interns and Post-Docotoral fellows) who are supervised by licensed clinicians.

History of This Program

In 1998, Dr. Fatemeh Bani-Taba and Dr. Megan Kilgore initiated the development of the Psychological Assessment Program. Later renamed, the Neurobehavioral Evaluation Services program has been an integral part of the services provided by The Hume Center ever since. It provides psychological and neuropsychological services which are seen as being an essential part of the assessment and treatment of clients at The Hume Center. In accordance with agency’s Mission, all programs strive to provide mental health services to culturally diverse and under-served populations.