Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychologist, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Staff Psychologist
What they do:Assess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.
On the job, you would:
- Compare patients' progress before and after pharmacologic, surgical, or behavioral interventions.
- Conduct neuropsychological evaluations such as assessments of intelligence, academic ability, attention, concentration, sensorimotor function, language, learning, and memory.
- Consult with other professionals about patients' neurological conditions.
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You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
- IBM SPSS Statistics
- Statistical software
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Patient electronic medical record EMR software
- The Tova Company Test of Variables of Attention
Education: (rated 5 of 5)
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