Neuropsychology studies the relationship between the brain and behavior. The Butler Hospital Neuropsychology Program offers neuropsychological evaluation of cognitive functions on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Results of the evaluation can assist with accurate diagnosis and lead to specific treatment recommendations.
Butler Hospital is a rotation site for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Please see the training website for more information about available positions.
In addition, we take practicum students from local schools for clinical placements, view the application here.
The neuropsychology program can help in a variety of times, including:
Your doctor sends us a referral.
Our office coordinator will call to schedule an appointment.
You will receive a packet in the mail with instructions for your appointment.
Come into the office for your doctor's appointment.
A neuropsychological report will be sent to you and your doctors.
Connection with research studies if appropriate.
Program staff work closely with referring physicians/clinicians and provide them with a detailed evaluation report, including treatment recommendations.
We offer a Neuropsychological evaluation of memory and other cognitive functions. Multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for neurologic or neuropsychiatric conditions such as:
The evaluation takes place in a quiet, private room and typically lasts four to six hours. Depending on the patient's needs and referring physician, it may be longer or shorter. Breaks are provided as needed.
The clinician asks the patient (and family members/caregivers, when available) questions about his/her developmental and medical history and problems that have resulted in the need for the evaluation.
Findings are reviewed, and information about the patient’s condition is provided. Patient and clinician discuss detailed and individualized recommendations to improve the patient’s quality of life.
This could occur either on the same day of the evaluation or at a later appointment.
A report is sent to the patient’s physician and, when appropriate, to other health care providers, schools, or others involved in the patient’s care.