Neuropsychological Testing in Coralville, IA

Helping children, teens, adults have a better understanding of what you need to feel better

If you are struggling with focus, learning difficulties, stress, or frustration at school or work, we can help. We understand how difficult that can be. You might feel frustrated or confused about how to help yourself, your child or your teen.

If you are a parent, you may see your child struggling in school, but you don’t know what to do. Your child seems to be frustrated and doesn’t like homework, reading, or learning. Your child may also be stressed, anxious, and irritable. You want help, but you don’t know where to turn.

If you are an adult, you may notice that despite working hard, you cannot seem to concentrate. You have started many projects, but cannot seem to finish any of them. You lose things, forget appointments, and cannot stay organized. Your thoughts may race, and you may even find it hard to sit still.  You find that these issues are causing your stress at home, your relationships, or your workplace.

Even though you may feel alone, know that many people in your circumstances need support considering the many challenges you are facing.

Here Are Some Specific Challenges That Hope Springs Can Help You With

If you or your child is struggling to focus, or experiences learning difficulties, stress or frustration at school or work you may be feeling:

  • Frustrated, confused, and lost.

Even if you are feeling overwhelmed with feelings like these, Neuropsychological Testing at Hope Springs can help.

At Hope Springs, Our Psychologists Can Help You Better Understand Your (or Your Child’s) Symptoms and Needs

Our team of psychologists are uniquely qualified to help you or your child’s needs. At Hope Springs, we have four kind, and very skilled psychologists who administer neuropsychological evaluations for children, teens, and adults. These evaluations help us learn about your experience. We learn about your intellectual functioning, emotional health, ability to focus, and your memory and learning. We can help you understand WHY you or your child are struggling with concentration or learning. We can help put you on the path to success. Most people find the testing process very helpful in terms of understanding their symptoms and finding a plan for effective treatment in the future. You are invited to bring whatever experiences are present, and we will sort through them with you.

Neuropsychological Testing Can Improve The Life of You or Your Child

Neuropsychological Testing can provide the support you need to help you find your way towards a better life. Even if you’re feeling lost now, we can help guide you in making lasting, positive changes in your life. Neuropsychological Testing can help you:

  • understand how you learn
  • know what factors will help you succeed
  • learn about your diagnoses
  • Identify psychiatric problems
  • have a plan in place to guide effective treatment in the future
  • Understand how a child learns best
  • Understand why a child may have behavior problems
  • Help a child deal with thinking or behavior problems
  • Help match expectations to a child’s specific strengths and weaknesses
  • Work with other doctors and teachers to develop the best treatment and school plan for a child

It’s not easy managing your tough situation but the good news is that it’s possible to feel better. We have the experience to help you.

How do I know if a Neuropsychological Testing Is Necessary?

Neuropsychological testing may help if you or your child if you have:

  • Been exposed to alcohol, smoking, or certain drugs prior to birth.
  • A developmental or school problem such as a learning disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or autism spectrum disorder/pervasive developmental disorder.
  • Had an evaluation by a healthcare provider or the school, but that evaluation has not helped.

Your physician may recommend a neuropsychological testing to:

  • Help make or confirm a diagnosis.
  • Get a record of you or your child’s functioning before treatment with medicine or surgery.
  • Record a change in your child after a medical treatment (testing can be repeated to see if the treatment changed your child’s functioning).

What does Neuropsychological Testing Involve?

Neuropsychological testing involves examining thinking, behavior, and social-emotional functioning. The evaluation uses standardized tests and procedures. Examiners work directly with you or your child. They also talk to you and teachers and other doctors. Tests may be performed using paper and pencil or on the computer. You or your child will be asked many questions and to solve different types of problems.  Neuropsychological evaluations typically include tests that measure the following:

  • Intelligence (IQ)
  • Problem solving
  • Planning and organization
  • Attention and memory
  • Processing speed
  • Language
  • Academic skills
  • Visual perception
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Aggression and impulsive behavior
  • Social skills

The psychologist will also review medical and school records to help understand how the test results relate to daily life.

How does a Neuropsychological Testing differ from a school evaluation?

We sometimes use some of the same tests as schools. However, school evaluations focus on deciding if a child has a problem with academic skills such as reading, spelling, or math. At Hope Springs, our psychologists focus on understanding why a child is having problems in school or at home. This is done by examining academic skills but also examining all of the thinking skills needed to perform well in and outside of school – skills like memory, attention, and problem-solving

Understanding a child’s specific thinking strengths and weaknesses helps to better focus school plans and medical treatment and understand potential areas of future difficulty. Because we have training in clinical psychology, we are also able to diagnosis emotional problems like depression and anxiety.

Take The Next Step, Reach Out To Schedule Your First Session

If you are challenged by difficulties with focus, learning difficulties, stress or frustration at school or work and want a better understanding of your needs, schedule your first session today. You may call us at 319-358-6520 or email me at us at contact@hopesprings.nettoday. We’re here for you.

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