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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation aims to differentiate between neurological, medical, and psychiatric disorders. This includes brain-involved behavioral problems that may be due to ADHD, autism, concussion, dementia, dyslexia, epilepsy, and/or a genetic disorder.

It also helps to develop individualized coping or compensatory strategies when work, school success, or everyday functioning is hindered. 

The results of a neuropsychological evaluation help to identify strengths for use in job re-training, counseling, educational planning, and rehabilitation strategies, and help to receive potential accommodations from appropriate agencies, such as work, school, and/or standardized testing boards.

What are Dr. Paltzer's referral procedures?

Dr. Paltzer typically spends one to two sessions interviewing the examinee, a family member, and administering a set of standardized tests. Depending on the complexity of the presenting problems, each session may last two to four hours. She reviews relevant records, conducts independent medical evaluations (IME's), as well as serves in trials and depositions as a neuropsychologist expert witness.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist (schools in Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Sacramento, San Francisco); Chinese/Mandarin speaking neuropsychologist.