about dvnps

The specialists at DVNPS provide a range of neuropsychological and psychological services to adults age 18 and older in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our neuropsychologists have specialized training in neuropsychology, psychology, behavioral medicine, pain management and rehabilitation psychology.

In addition to evaluating and treating patients in our office, we are represented on the medical staffs of several local hospitals including St. Luke's Medical Center, St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center, Promise Specialty Hospital and Health South Rehabilitation Hospital-East Valley. Forensic and medical-legal services for both civil and criminal cases are also provided, as well as evaluation and treatment for industrial/worker's compensation cases.

qualified neuropsychological assessment

Neuropsychological assessment is a specific methodological procedure for measuring functional changes due to impairment of specific neurocognitive or behavioral domains. This assessment is done in order to determine rehabilitation needs based on the measured strengths and weaknesses of the individual in the functional domains assessed. Normally, neuropsychological assessment is carried out through the administration of neuropsychological tests that have proven to be sensitive to the effects of brain injury.
A typical neuropsychological assessment consists of administering tests or tasks that examine a set of functional neurocognitive, behavioral, emotional and social domains that are controlled by known brain systems. According to the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN, 2006), neuropsychological assessment is a neurodiagnostic consultative service.