It is PSI's approach to take a comprehensive evaluation of the individual before determining the best treatment plan in order to feel more confident that something isn't being missed. We use standardized and well normed techniques whenever possible and often will use tools that can provide cross-validation of a particular problem.
Your insurance company may decide that it will not reimburse portions of our services and so we make it a policy to review what our recommendations are, why we are making these recommendations, and the time commitments on our part to provide services, in order for you to decide the best way to manage your concerns.
Comparing Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments
Neuropsychology is a specialty of clinical psychology concerned with the relationships between behavior and how brain functioning affects behavior. This brain-behavior relationship is evaluated through the use of various assessment techniques. There are many assessment techniques used in the evaluation of neuropsychological versus psychological referrals that require experience and know-how to use properly and effectively.
Techniques used in an evaluation may include the assessment of
- sensory/motor achievement
- language skills
- personality functioning
PSI takes a developmental processing approach toward understanding the evolution of behaviors and the inter-relationships between functional abilities. This approach is shown by a model of hierarchy functions.