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Contact

  • Neuropsychology Assessment Center

    • Balin Hall
    • 2129 Providence Ave.
    • Chester, PA 19013
    • tel: 610-499-4273
    • fax: 610-499-4649
  • Mary F. Lazar, PsyD

Neuropsychology Assessment Center

The Neuropsychology Assessment Center (NAC) evaluates children, adolescents, and adults referred for neuropsychological assessment to address questions about learning, behavior, memory, and social-emotional functioning.

We see individuals with a variety of developmental, genetic, and acquired disorders including:

  • Learning disabilities
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia 

Our assessment philosophy is that only when a person's cognitive, emotional, and personality functioning are understood in an integrated manner can effective recommendations and treatment plans be generated and implemented.

Training

Under the clinical supervision of NAC's licensed psychologists, Widener's doctoral (PsyD) students are extensively involved with all aspects of the assessment process, including administering, scoring, and interpreting tests, report writing, and giving feedback to clients. 

NAC also provides didactic training to students on a variety of clinical issues in the field of neuropsychology as well as mentoring their professional development. In addition to the assessments performed by NAC trainees, graduate students in the neuropsychology track participate in neuropsychological evaluations as a core requirement of the advanced neuropsychology seminar course. These assessments are provided at very low cost to individuals in the community with high need.

Research

With parent/caregiver/client consent, assessment data is included in a neuropsychology database that can be accessed by clinical psychology doctoral students for dissertation research.

Each year, IGCP neuropsychology students have presented their research at national conferences, including the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and the International Neuropsychological Society. In addition, students and graduates of the neuropsychology track have authored papers that have been accepted to peer-reviewed journals.