Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Neuropsychological testing is invaluable for the differential diagnosis of psychiatric and neurological illness, as well as the characterization of cognitive and behavioral strengths and weaknesses. We provide comprehensive assessment of memory and other cognitive domains, and provide treatment and lifestyle recommendations. Common reasons for referrals include suspected neurologic disorders (e.g., dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors), psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety), and neurocognitive impairment resulting from medical conditions.
Neurodevelopmental conditions such as learning disability and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder adversely impact school performance and emotional well-being. When weaknesses are identified via psychoeducational testing, appropriate accommodations at school can be initiated to further ensure academic success. For example, testing can help determine if academic struggles are due to a learning disability, ADHD, emotional factors or other factors. We see individuals aged 16 and up.
Psychological testing is helpful for clarifying underlying psychiatric disorders in order to direct patients towards appropriate treatment providers. Such evaluations are also helpful in the context of disability, fitness for duty, capacity/competency, and other situations.
Medico-legal and forensic evaluations are specifically designed to address legal questions in context of civil or criminal cases. In addition to a comprehensive battery of tests, these evaluations typically require review of considerable records and collateral information to integrate with test data. Evaluation services include consulting with attorneys and/or other referral sources.
FAA Medical Certification Evaluations
For pilots who are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to undergo psychological or neuropsychological evaluation. Dr. Levine is certified to provide FAA-mandated evaluations for airman medical certification, including those for the HIMS program.
Dr. Levine is a certified Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) for the California Department of Workers' Compensation, providing psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. Independent and Agreed Medical Evaluations (IME & AME) are also available.