How to Choose a Neuropsychologist?
A neuropsychologist should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship or residency in neuropsychology. A strong background in neuropathology, neuroanatomy, cognitive psychology, and in clinical psychology is required per standard guidelines of Division 40; Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Dr. Pilavian provides a wide variety of neuropsychological assessments of neurological disorders; such as: Traumatic brain injury, concussion; including chronic encephalopathy, cerebrovascular accidents (strokes), seizure disorder, infectious diseases, exposure to harmful chemicals and solvents, and brain tumor.
In addition to the above, specialized evaluation services are also provided in matters pertaining to "Civil Capacity in the Elderly". This includes evaluation of testimentary capacity and undue influence.
Evaluations of Dementia and differential diagnosis of the following conditions: Alzheimer’s disease, multi-infarct dementia, pseudo-dementia/depression, and other cognitive disorders often encountered in older adults.
Expertise in evaluating learning and memory impairments, executive functions and problem solving, attention deficit, and impairments associated with information processing speed, and arousal/ vigilance.
Concussions and head injuries that are typically the result of motor vehicle accidents, near-drowning incidents, bullet wounds; assaults with blunt object to the head, and electrocution.
Finally, we provide services regarding Intelligence Testing/Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) tests.