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Notice to Clients of Loudoun Psychological Services
July 6, 2020

As a Loudoun County small business, we have taken the Loudoun is Ready pledge. We pledge to follow the latest safety guidelines and best practices, as issued by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are ensuring that when we begin our phased reopening our clients and employees can be confident that LPS is committed to your health and well-being. Safety measures will be in place and all clients will be required to follow specific protocols and sign a consent for in-person services. Further details will be shared this month. Thank you for being a member of our practice.

Please do not come into the office if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone not feeling well.

Telehealth Options Available

Returning Soon

At this time, neuropsychological evaluations and assessment are on hold. Our hope is to begin offering this service again once all testing processes are properly in place.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

A neuropsychological evaluation provides comprehensive assessment of patients in whom impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric function are evident or suspected.

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What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation involves tests that are sensitive to problems in brain function.

Unlike imaging studies, like CT or MRI scans that show brain structure, neuropsychological testing examines how well the brain is working when it performs certain functions, such as remembering things, speaking, or processing complex visual or conceptual information.

These functions or tasks form the necessary building blocks of successful living.

Purpose of a neuropsychological evaluation.

A neuropsychological evaluation provides comprehensive assessment of patients in whom impairments of cognitive or neuropsychiatric function are evident or suspected.

Assessment involves a systematic evaluation of higher cognitive abilities to identify possible problems with brain functioning. This helps lead to a diagnosis, defines strengths and weaknesses, and helps develop meaningful treatment programs and options.

Improving MRI and CT scans.

Imaging studies like CT or MRI scans may not detect latent brain abnormalities that can impair many of these functions.

Neuropsychological assessments can reveal brain dysfunction when no structural abnormalities can be seen.

When structural abnormalities have been found, a good neuropsychological assessment provides a way to determine which functions may be impaired, the extent of any impairment, and possible treatment protocols (where appropriate).

Using LPS to conduct a neuropsychological assessment can help guide decisions on:
  • Prognosis and disposition planning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Viability to return to work
  • Independent living
  • Establishing baselines and “new normal”
  • Changes in functioning over time
  • Educational and vocational planning
LPS assesses for a wide spectrum of neurocognitive disorders including:
  • ADHD
  • Learning disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors

We provide neuropsychological testing for Loudoun County and Northern Virginia

Testing is provided by trained and licensed clinicians who will also talk with you and your family about your medical, personal, and academic history. All assessments are prepared by licensed neuropsychologists.

LPS now offers neuropsychological testing in our Sterling, Virginia office. Testing is available Monday through Saturday by appointment.

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