Concussion and Neuropsychological Assessments
RBANS Neuropsychological Test Battery
Behavioral Dyscontrol Scale
This assessment is designed for individuals of all ages who have begun to experience the potential effects of dementia, or have suffered multiple concussions, and the potential dementia or illness, or concussions have had an ongoing impact on some aspect of their cognitive functioning. Examples of this include the following:
• An athlete who has experienced one severe, or multiple minor or severe concussions, and is experiencing ongoing headaches, confusion, emotional changes, etc. as a result of the concussions.
• An individual who has become addicted to drugs and/or is involved in the criminal justice system, and has experienced multiple concussions in his or her life that may be contributing to the addiction and the criminal lifestyle.
• An individual who is concerned about his or her memory or other aspect of their cognitive functioning, and wants to determine the possible presence of dementia or other medical condition that is affecting their cognitive functioning.
It establishes the current level of functioning, any deviation from the expected level of functioning as a result of prior injury or concussion, the specific areas of brain functioning that have been damaged as a result of the previous concussion or injury and a baseline of functioning that can be used to measure the severity of any future head injury or concussion. It also establishes the ability to maintain motor control of your behavior, and assists in improving motor control and behavioral management. This assists in rehabilitation and treatment planning to help achieve the most rapid and complete healing and return to pre-injury levels of functioning.
Once the assessment has been performed, most individuals then enter the counseling phase, with usually 6 sessions with Dr. Stephens of Cognitive Rehabilitation/Sport Psychological Intervention/Counseling.