Dr. Murphy specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessment evaluations for patients with a variety of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions. These evaluations consist of a neuropsychological interview with the patient, consultation with family members, caregivers, and/or providers, and formal neuropsychological assessment. Following conclusion of the evaluation, once the neuropsychological report is completed by Dr. Murphy, the patient, family members, caregivers, and/or providers are provided with an appointment to discuss the results, impressions, and recommendations generated. Click here for a list of common neuropsychiatric and neurologic conditions which may benefit from a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation.
Capacity to make decisions may come into question when there is major neurocognitive disorder (formerly termed "dementia") or other neuropsychiatric impairment. Dr. Murphy offers thorough, impartial capacity evaluations to help answer questions about capacity to manage finances, make medical decisions, or live independently. If recommended, the results of this evaluation may be used to assist in filing for conservatorship or guardianship.
Learning Disorder Evaluations:
When a student is struggling in school, a learning disorder evaluation may be warranted to help identify the student's strengths and weaknesses and better inform the learning plan. The evaluation can be comprehensive or focused on a single issue. Dr. Murphy can provide the learning disorder evaluation at any time point, the school does not have to request the evaluation if done privately, and the testing results are not shared with the school unless explicitly requested by you. Learning disorder evaluations conducted by Dr. Murphy will evaluate for common and uncommon learning issues, including Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs) with Impairments in Mathematics (Dyscalculia), Written Expression, or Reading (Dyslexia), Developmental Coordination Disorder (Dysgraphia), to name a few. Results of the learning disorder evaluations will include recommendations in light of specific strengths and weaknesses and will suggest ways to support optimal learning.
School Admission IQ Testing:
As part of the private or independent school admissions process, IQ testing may be required. Dr. Murphy provides the required IQ testing. These assessments are typically done in an appointment lasting only a couple of hours. After the assessment is complete, Dr. Murphy will provide a report summary. Dr. Murphy is also available for feedback to discuss the results with the student and family.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Therapy:
Dr. Murphy also provides brief neuropsychological rehabilitation therapy to patients to help strengthen the recommendations that are generated from the neuropsychological evaluation or learning disorder evaluation. Dr. Murphy will use the data in the report to help the patient to develop specific compensatory strategies based on individual strengths and weaknesses. Note, due to high demand for assessment services, Dr. Murphy is not providing neuropsychological rehabilitation therapy at this time.