Neuropsychology Program

(732) 235-6333

The Neuropsychology program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital offers specialized and comprehensive testing and assessment for individuals with a wide range of cognitive conditions. Our experts provide individualized testing and neuropsychological evaluation services for patients who are experiencing difficulties with memory, thinking, attention and emotion that may result from a wide array of conditions affecting the brain including:

  • Cancer and brain tumors
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Dementia and memory loss
  • Degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis
  • Strokes
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sports concussions

Our neuropsychologists evaluate your ability to function at work, school, or in your normal, routine activities through a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation.

    What Is a Neuropsychology Evaluation?

    On the day of your evaluation, we will first discuss together the reason for your referral, your health history, and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Then you will be given a variety of tests—using both paper and pencil and a computer—all administered in a face-to-face, one-on-one setting in a private, quiet room. You can take as many breaks as you need and ask any questions you have: you are in control of the process.

    A typical neuropsychology visit takes about 3 to 4 hours, but may be shorter or longer depending on the complexity of your individual condition. A typical evaluation assesses:

    • General intellect
    • Motor and sensory skills
    • Attention and concentration
    • Organizing and plan abilities
    • Language abilities
    • Visual perception and spatial skills
    • Memory and learning
    • Mood and personality

    But some abilities may be measured in more detail because of your specific needs.

    Following your evaluation, we will prepare a comprehensive report. Our doctors will share this information with your referring physician and use it to develop your individualized treatment plan. We also provide the results directly to you, through a separate in-person visit. The report will include detailed analysis of your test results and comprehensive treatment plans and suggested intervention strategies as needed. We may also make suggestions for improving functioning and anticipating what your needs may be in the future.

    Why Is a Neuropsychological Evaluation Important?

    Neuropsychological evaluations provide valuable information in many significant ways. We can review and evaluate a patient’s skills before and after a planned medical intervention, such as treatment for cancer, surgical treatment, or a change in medication. We can also use a neuropsychological evaluation to monitor progress over time from the beginning of degenerative disorder, acquired brain injury, illness, or treatment.

    Neuropsychological evaluations are useful for:

    • Decision making for medical treatment
    • Decision making for surgical planning
    • Diagnostic clarity
    • Determining capacity for independent living
    • Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) development
    • Educational accommodations
    • Need for community services

    A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended any time a brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected.

    Insurance Coverage for Neuropsychological Evaluations

    We accept most major health insurance plans. However, individual coverage for neuropsychological testing varies from plan to plan. Our scheduling coordinators verify patient insurance benefits before appointments and will tell you about any expected out-of-pocket expenses.

    The Neuropsychology Team

    Director of Neuropsychology, Jasdeep S. Hundal, PsyD, ABPP-Cn, a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and Director of Neuropsychology at Rutgers Cancer Institute, partners closely with a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, and other medical professionals team to help you overcome any cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges due to a stroke, brain injury, or other neurological issue or disorder. Dr. Hundal holds joint appointments in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology and has clinical expertise in neuropsychology, brain cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, acquired brain injury, and neurorehabilitation.

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    Rutgers RWJ Neuropsychology Program
    10 Plum Street, 5th Floor
    New Brunswick, New Jersey

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