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Neuropsychology Services

UI Health Psychiatry Services offers comprehensive assessment for adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients who may have cognitive, neuropsychiatric or developmental impairments. Services include outpatient evaluation and inpatient consultation. The program is directed by Neil H. Pliskin PhD, ABPP-CN.

For more information or to schedule an initial evaluation call 312.996.6217.

Conditions Treated

Neuropsychology services include assessment and treatment recommendations for individuals of all ages with a wide range of conditions that may affect behavior, including:

  • Memory problems
  • Cognitive and emotional conditions resulting from Alzheimer's disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, leukemia, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, chromosomal disorders, traumatic brain injury, and other neuropsychology conditions
  • Cognitive decline in elderly patients
  • Changes in mental status associated with medical conditions including: metabolic disorders, HIV infection, cardiac complications, liver disease, toxic exposures, and lupus
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Learning difficulties
  • Other symptoms of psychiatric conditions

Specialty Clinics

Treatment Approach

Our comprehensive neuropsychological assessment includes evaluation of:

  • Intelligence
  • Academic Skills
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Attention
  • Problem-Solving Ability
  • Visual-Motor Skills
  • Sensory-Motor and personality/emotional functioning

Results help us determine diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment recommendations. They may include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Educational planning (including IEP, 504 plans, and ADA evaluations)
  • Developmental level
  • Ability to return to work/school
  • Ability to function independently
  • Tracking of changes in a patient's mental status over time to determine response to medication or illness progression