Office Safety Precautions in Effect during the Pandemic
My office is taking the following precautions to protect our patients and help slow the spread of the corona virus.
- Office seating in the waiting room and testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
- I wear a mask.
- My staff maintains safe distancing.
- Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the testing office.
- We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.
- We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
- Credit card pads, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
- Physical contact is not permitted.
- Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
- Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT involves objective, standardized, paper and pencil testing of various cognitive abilities including overall intelligence, attention, mental speed, language, visual perceptual/spatial skills, motor dexterity, problem-solving skills, learning and memory, and academic achievement, as well as measurement of psychological symptoms. Many cognitive abilities are associated with specific brain areas, and discrete patterns of cognitive deficit can indicate which areas of the brain may indicate or show areas of concern or impairment.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS are often requested specifically to help your doctors and other professionals understand how the different areas and systems of the brain are working. Testing is usually recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving memory or thinking. This may be signaled by a change in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory, language, perception, coordination, or personality. The change may be due to any number of medical, neurological, psychological, or genetic causes. Testing will be helpful in understanding your specific situation.
Visit the Common Questions page for more information about what Clinical Neuropsychology entails and how Dr. Houser-Betti utilizes Neuropsychological Evaluations to answer a range of specific referral questions to meet the needs of her patients and referring professionals.