The psychologist helps patients to adjust and cope with their deficits. By helping individuals recognize both problems and strengths, the psychologist works with the patients to raise their self-esteem. The psychologist identifies behavioral factors, which may affect a patient’s treatment and outcome, and when necessary, a structured and consistent behavior intervention plan is developed.
When appropriate, the psychologist will conduct neuropsychological evaluations. These evaluations consist of a series of tests designed to assess orientation, attention/concentration, information processing speed, visual-spatial language, memory, learning, reasoning and problem-solving functions. The results are used in the development of an overall treatment plan.