Ida Sue Baron, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
American Board of Professional Psychology
Clinical Professor Emeritus in Pediatrics
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Evaluation of Children, Adolescents and Adults

Neuropsychologists are specially trained to evaluate brain-behavior relationships. Dr. Baron offers highly specialized consultations to physicians, allied neuroscientists, educators, patients and their families to provide an understanding of how a person’s behavior is influenced and/or changed by conditions which alter the brain’s normal functioning.

Relying upon careful history taking and clinical observation, objective tests are selected for their applicability to the individual’s particular presenting problem. The evaluation documents how a patient perceives basic information through sensory input, associates and integrates this information and responds in ways that enable the complex functioning required for day-to-day living. These tests are non-invasive, generally given on one day or in short, separate test sessions.

The evaluation determines whether a significant neuropsychologically based problem underlies the behavior, and determines its nature, focus and severity. A strong practical approach is reflected in specific remediation and therapy recommendations detailed in the interpretive session with the patient and family members.

Serial Evaluation

Serial evaluations are often of clinical value. Using these quantitative test instruments, the neuropsychologist evaluates the effects of a particular treatment, surgical procedure or passage of time and monitors recovery, deterioration or stabilization of function. Your physician, in consultation with Dr. Baron, will assess whether and when serial evaluation is necessary.