Laurence S. Levine
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EvaluationsdiagnosisForensic Neuropsychology



Adult neuropsychological evaluations will include common elements such as:

- In-depth clinical interview and review of available records such as medical and academic. Adult
interviews often involve collateral sources such as spouses.
- General intelligence
- Attention and concentration
- Higher-level executive skills (e.g., sequencing, reasoning, problem solving)
- Language and, as appropriate, academic skills
- Visual-spatial skills (e.g., perception)
- Learning and memory
- Motor and sensory skills
- Mood and personality, as appropriate

Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending on the needs of the individual or referral question.

In a formal assessment, examinees are asked to respond auditorily to examiner-presented test items, to complete paper and pencil tests or measures of simple motor coordination.  Computer-based tests may also be part of an examination.



Diagnosis


Referrals for neuropsychological consultation and/or evaluation may arise from many conditions that can lead to problems with thinking, emotional and behavioral regulation, academic achievement, vocational adjustment and motor problems. Neuropsychological evaluation can provide insight into the differential diagnosis of presenting symptoms and the relative contribution of neurocognitive and/or non-neurocognitive factors.  Recommendations for addressing identified problem areas are provided.


Symptoms and/or concerns appropriate for evaluation can be associated with the following conditions:

Learning disabilities, reading disorders
Developmental delays (intellectual, language, motor)
Problems with attention (ADD, ADHD)
Memory loss
Concussion and traumatic brain injury (ADD, ADHD)
Stroke
Anoxia
Sleep disorders
Dementia (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease)
Neurologic illness (e.g. multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease)
Mood and/or anxiety disorders
Mental Illness
Chronic Pain
Substance abuse (licit and illicit)
FAA Pilot Special Issuance medical certification/re-certification, HIMS
(arising from Possible Neurocognitive Compromise as a threat to aviation safety)



Forensic Neuropsychology


Dr. Levine has extensive forensic experience.  In addition to conducting disability and capacity evaluations, he has served as an expert witness and has testified in deposition and at trial in both civil and criminal litigation.  Over the years, testimony has addressed the following issues:


- Traumatic brain injury
- Exposure to toxins
- Electrical injury
- Stroke
- Dementia
- Substance abuse
- Anoxia
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Mood disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Post-surgical complications
- Suspected malingering and somatoform disorders
- Child abuse


Please contact Dr. Levine directly for more information regarding forensic consultation.



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