Neuropsychological evaluation following a concussion
Dr. Wethe is establishing a concussion clinic to rapidly evaluate patients, particularly athletes, who have recently sustained a concussion. Evaluations in this clinic will typically take one hour and include a clinical interview, brief neuropsychological screening, and feedback to the patient/family. These evaluations can assist in determining return to play, school/work recommendations, need for rehabilitative therapy or psychotherapy, and need for a full neuropsychological evaluation.
Consider referral for neuropsychological evaluation following a concussion when:
- There is no baseline ImPACT testing or ImPACT testing does not follow the expected pattern.
- There is a history of multiple concussions.
- The patient does not seem to be recovering as expected and/or you suspect psychological factors may be contributing to symptoms.
- The athlete likely had below average or well above average intellectual functioning at baseline, especially if baseline ImPACT testing was not performed. Full testing may be needed.
- There is a history of ADHD, learning disability, seizures or other neurological conditions. This is especially important if baseline testing was not performed. Full testing may be needed.
- There are findings on neuroimaging. Full testing is recommended.
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8501 E. 56th Street, Suite 140
Indianapolis, IN 46216
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