Neuropsychological Services, PLLC
Neuropsychological and Learning Disability Evaluations
Children, Adolescents and Adults
A neuropsychological evaluation is an assessment of how one's brain is functioning in comparison to peers of a similar age (and similar education when available). The evaluation assesses a wide range of areas including intellectual functioning, academic achievement, memory, learning, language, visual spatial skills, executive functioning, attention/concentration and social/emotional functioning. Neuropsychological evaluations are typically performed after there has been some change in cognitive functioning which may or may not be due to an identifiable event such as illness or injury (particularly a head injury).
Learning Disability Evaluations
A learning disability evaluation involves the main components of a neuropsychological evaluation with emphasis on assessing children's/adolescent's academic achievement skills in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics to determine whether or not a learning disability is present.
About Dr. Kristi Hoffmann
Dr. Kristi B. Hoffmann earned her B.S in psychology from Louisiana State University in 2003. She then earned an M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2006. She went on to earn a second M.A. and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University in 2011. She completed her internship training in two private practices in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 2010 and in the epilepsy department of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadephia, Pennsylvania in 2011. Dr. Hoffmann completed her postdoctoral fellowship training in neuropsychology at The Brain Clinic under Dr. James L. Thomas in New York City in 2013. After completing her training, she continued to work with Dr. Thomas until establishing her own private practice in Westchester.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is a neuropsychological evaluation warranted?
A neuropsychological evaluation is typically warranted when there has been a perceived change in cognitive functioning, often after experiencing illness or injury. In the case of children, evaluations are often sought when they are not meeting grade standards or when there has been a sudden decline in academic performance.
How much time is needed for a neuropsychological evaluation?
Evaluations are approximately 8 hours in length. They are typically performed over the course of two days in 4 hour blocks. In addition to the face to face testing time, clinical interviews and feedback sessions are also a part of the process.
How much does an evaluation cost?
Please contact Dr. Hoffmann for her fee schedule. Cash, checks and PayPal are acceptable forms of payment.
Do you take insurance?
Dr. Hoffmann is not currently on any insurance panels, however, she will provide you with the necessary information for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. It is recommended you contact your insurance company directly to inquire about your coverage/benefits.
How long does it take to get the results from the evaluation?
Feedback sessions are typically set up for approximately 2-3 weeks after the final testing session at which time the report should be avail