Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology examines the structure and functions of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviors. Using a number of neuropsychological testing instruments,  Dr. Arden conducts evaluation of memory functioning, a person’s ability to make decisions, evaluations for Alzheimer’s disease and other issues that cause impairment in a persons cognitive abilities. Dr. Arden also conducts evaluations of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in both children and adults.

More specifically, Clinical Neuropsychology examines the relationship between the brain and the resulting behaviors and establish the likely cause-effect process. Dr. Arden has conducted neuropsychological evaluations for the last 25 years on stroke victims, victims of gunshot wound to the head, brain diseases, and evaluates those who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Dr Arden will then prepare a written report that addresses the relevant history, the reason for the assessment, findings regarding attention, concentration, visual – spatial ability, learning, concept formation, and a person’s ability to make sound judgment. These evaluations and reports are used to implement treatment plans, and to find ways to best aid in one’s recovery.