Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic

Location and Contact Information

  • Mailing address: Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic
    PO Box 800203
    University of Virginia Health System
    Charlottesville , VA 22908-0203
  • Phone number: (434) 924-2718
  • Fax number: (434) 243-6546
  • Patient check-in location: 4th floor, Davis Wing, Hospital West Complex
  • Laboratory location and faculty staff offices: 6th Floor, Collins Wing, Hospital West Complex

 

Faculty: Bajo, Bender, & Broshek

Clinical: The Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic specializes in the assessment of brain-behavior relationships, providing information about cognitive and behavioral strengths and weaknesses in relationship to neuropathological conditions, and offering suggestions for treatment and rehabilitation. Neuropsychological assessments consist of standardized, individually administered tests that quantify neurocognitive deficits and compare each patient’s performance to a normative data sample of same-age peers. Adolescents through geriatric patients are referred for both inpatient and outpatient assessments by many medical specialties including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, and Psychiatry and patients come from within the UVA Health System, the local community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and from other states. The most common referral questions relate to the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury and other neurological trauma
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (i.e., stroke) and vascular disease
  • Neoplastic disease
  • Central nervous system infection
  • Memory impairment
  • Neuropsychological aspects of general medical conditions (e.g., organ transplant, lupus)
  • Post-operative cognitive dysfunction
  • Living organ donation

Education: The Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic faculty members have primary responsibility for training postdoctoral fellows in Clinical Neuropsychology. These faculty members are also primary supervisors for psychology graduate students, as well as psychiatry residents who rotate through our service. They provide supervision and training to these fellows, students, and residents in clinical neuropsychological assessment.

Research: The Neuropsychology Assessment Clinic faculty are involved as Co-Investigators and consultants on many research projects in the areas of epilepsy surgery, traumatic brain injury and concussion, and symptom validity and effort assessment.