Consult with Dr. Ubogy to:
- Detect and quantify consequences of brain injuries, including impact on day-to-day functioning. Neuropsychology, the study of brain-behavior relationships, provides quantitative data on cognitive and behavioral outcomes that are available through few other means.
Evaluate opposing neuropsychological assessments, and understand clinical and technical information relevant to witness examination.
- Provide expert witness testimony in the courtroom.
Neuropsychology examines and measures brain-behavior relationships, while pediatric neuropsychology integrates this with an understanding of child development. The specialty has developed and validated measures of cognitive abilities to a degree unmatched by others. Clinical neuropsychologists additionally have clinical psychological expertise as a foundation, bringing a depth of understanding of the people they work with in assessments.
Choosing a Neuropsychologist
All psychologists learn to give a variety of of psychological tests (e.g., IQ and personality tests). Fully trained neuropsychologists additionally draw on at least two years of specialized training in brain-behavior relationships. This specialization can be invaluable for complex cases. It can enable proper ruling in and ruling out of diagnoses, and provide a full understanding of how to interpret assessment results.
Specialty training and board certification
Board certification in neuropsychology is analogous to a physician obtaining board certification in a medical specialty. It demonstrates that the specialist has the knowledge, skill and experience required to provide competent care in a particular field.
Dr. Ubogy is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) and therefore a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). The ABCN and AACN fall under the umbrella organization of the American Board of Professional Psychology. This is the oldest and most-established body in psychological board certification.
Why does Board Certification matter?
A less fully-trained psychologist may examine for broad concerns detailed in a referral, but may not recognize signs and symptoms that signal other neurological conditions and diseases. Conclusions and recommendations may therefore be limited or inappropriate, without recognition of additional consultations that may be needed to reach correct conclusions. The ability to make these distinctions may not be part of the training of a nonspecialized psychologist who claims the ability to conduct a neuropsychological evaluation. Board certification is a means of demonstrating this specialization in training and experience.