Yale Neuropsychological Services are integrated with all of Yale's neurosurgery programs, making the comprehensive care available at Yale unique among neurosurgery centers in the area. Consultation is available for the general medical community. Clinical care, including neuropsychology consultations for inpatients and outpatients, is provided by neuropsychology specialists and the psychometrician staff.
A broad range of clinical and professional services are available through the Neuropsychology Service, rounding out the comprehensive care of patients with neurological disorders. Since diseases of the brain commonly produce changes in behavior and cognitive functioning, assessment services remain the centerpiece of the clinical neuropsychology service. Existing evaluation programs have been enhanced and expanded, and are now available for patients of all ages, from infancy through geriatrics.
Treatment programs for patients with neurological injury or disease are also available. Since changes in cognitive function can have an impact on vocational, family, and personal function, a treatment program has been initiated. Cognitive rehabilitation services are available for patients with cognitive impairments, such as memory loss. Treatment focuses on improving adaptive functioning, primarily through compensatory strategies. The goal of treatment is to maximize patients' adjustment to persisting deficits so as to increase functioning in everyday life. Supportive counseling for patients and their families is available to help deal with adjustment issues.
Forensic and medical-legal consultations are available through the Neuropsychological Service, including evaluations of brain impairment, competency and other medical-legal issues.
|Winstanley, Francis Scott, PhD||Assistant Professor of Neurology||(203) 764-9052 Appts
(203) 764-5912 Fax