The Neuropsychology Laboratory was established in 1984 as a research and teaching facility of the Department of Educational Psychology. The laboratory also serves the larger community by assessment of, and remedial planning for, people with neurologic disorders. Research concerns an understanding of brain mechanisms responsible for simple and complex patterns of mental functioning. The Neuropsychology Laboratory provides support for neuropschology courses offered through the Department of Educational Psychology's cognate specialization in neuropsychology. The laboratory is also a site for internships in the school psychology doctoral program. This training takes the form of service to the community- staff members see patients referred by medical practitioners, public schools, and other agencies.
How to make a referral to the Neuropsychology Laboratory:
The Neuropsychology Laboratory offers comprehensive evaluations for children and adults with a variety of known or suspected types of brain illnesses or injuries, including learning disorders. Evaluations are conducted by students in doctoral programs in psychology at Ball State University. Each student is supervised by the Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory, Raymond Dean, who is board certified as a clinical neuropsychologist.
We provide consultation to physicians, families, employers, and schools to identify if brain dysfunction exits and to describe how individuals are coping with their brain dysfunction. We also conduct reevaluations to monitor treatment outcomes and recovery.
During each evaluation, we conduct a structured interview covering medical, psychiatric, and social history and an emotional status examination.
We also conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the following:
- Sensory perception
- Motor functioning
- Intellectual functioning
- Language ability
- Fluid reasoning
- Long-term retrieval
- Short-term and working memory
- Auditory and visual processing
- Processing speed
- Executive functions
- Academic achievement
Types of Referrals:
We evaluate adults and children with know or suspected brain dysfunction including, but not limited to:
- Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disorders
- Developmental disorders
- Brain injury and head trauma, including post-concussive syndrome
- Dementia and memory loss
- Neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke
- Psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems
Making a Referral: If you are interested in a neuropsychological consultation, contact the laboratory at 765-285-2289.