Neuropsychological Testing

COVID 19 Update: Our psychologists and neuropsychologists are providing evidence-based tele assessment per the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology guidelines. Contact us to learn more at 301 581 1120.

Our psychologists and neuropsychologists have advanced training in neuropsychological assessment from medical centers such as Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington. This advanced formal training in neuroscience, cognitive science, and brain-behavior relationships is essential to conducting evidence-informed neuropsychological assessments.

Neuropsychological Testing uses psychological tests and careful observation to create a systematic, evidence-based study of all the major areas of cognitive functioning (intellect, attention, information processing, memory, language, visual motor integration, learning, achievement, and behavioral functioning). Neuropsychological assessment is not just about doing more tests–what makes a neuropsychological assessment is the advanced training of the psychologist. Test data are interpreted in light of current research findings about brain function.  Neuropsychological test data are used to make diagnoses based upon research about different profiles of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. This testing is designed to help you understand why there are obstacles and select effective interventions.

We believe that neuropsychological testing should be highly personalized care that leads to data-based recommendations. Unlike other testing sites, all testing in our practice is completed exclusively by our Doctoral Level, Licensed Psychologists. No students or techs will test you, or your child, in our practice. Each psychologist conducting neuropsychological testing has advanced training in neuropsychological assessment and engages in regular continuing education.

We have a wide variety of tests to accommodate all test-takers. We have tests that are language-free and motor-free, so that every individual can demonstrate his or her true abilities. We can also be flexible in scheduling lots of breaks or short sessions for test-takers who become overstimulated easily, or need to move to feel comfortable.

Neuropsychological testing is recommended for:

  • Learning disability testing (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, visual processing difficulties, auditory/phonological processing difficulties)
  • Autistic spectrum testing, including testing for Asperger’s Disorder (we offer ADOS testing)
  • ADHD testing
  • Evaluation of gifted individuals with learning difficulties (twice exceptional or ‘2e’)
  • Intellectual Disability Testing
  • Testing for individuals with Genetic and Chromosomal differences
  • Medical problems that can impact thinking, learning and behavior (such as mitochondrial disorders, sickle cell, or exposure to toxins during pregnancy)
  • Testing for anxiety and depression or mood regulation disorders
  • Post-concussion and post Traumatic Brain Injury

Most importantly, psychological testing data are used to create an evidence-based action plan and recommendations. Recommendations are reviewed by Dr. Resnik, who also holds a Bachelors and Master’s degree in special education.

To learn more, please see our FAQ page
To see what tests are in our extensive testing library, see the Psychological Testing page.

You may also call Dr. Resnik directly at 301 581 1120, extension 2, or email her at drresnik@resnikpsychology.com (please do not send personal/private information over the internet).

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