Common reasons for referrals:
- You work with a family needing help with diagnosis and treatment planning for ADHD, learning disorders, developmental differences, or behavioral issues.
- You feel medication may be of help to a family, and need data to help guide the family’s decision making.
You’d like to complement your opinion with additional data, to help clarify a clinically complex presentation and identify treatment options, including behavioral, psychotherapeutic, and/or pharmacological interventions.
- You like to know whether it is safe for your patient to return to play following a sports-related concussion.
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.
I choose a fee-for-service practice to reduce paperwork and help keep my fees competitive. I recommend that families/patients check with insurance first to authorize an evaluation. Detailed statements will be provided on request to facilitate claims. My fee varies according to the complexity of a referral, and an estimate will be provided after the scope of a case is established. I ask for payment in advance of service. For those for whom this poses a problem, payment may be made in two installments on request.
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.