Neuropsychology of Fort Worth - Christopher J. Anagnostis, PH.D. Clinical Neurosychologist

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a neuropsychological evaluation differ from other types of evaluations?
School psychologists, clinical psychologists, and clinical neuropsychologists all have similar goals in wanting to provide the best interventions for their clients. A clinical neuropsychologist, however, provides specialized services because they specialize in brain-behavior relationships and thus understand an individual’s functioning from multiple perspectives: cognitive, medical, neurological, behavioral, educational, and rehabilitative. Our evaluations are not limited by the objectives of a psychological treatment plan or a school setting. Instead, we incorporate extensive detail about one's medical history, developmental background, cognitive ability, academic achievement, and day-to-day functioning because we intend to make recommendations that are applicable in all major areas of an individual’s life.
What does it mean to be board certified in clinical neuropsychology?
Dr. Anagnostis is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) which has been the board-certifying body in psychology since 1947. ABPP is the umbrella board for 13 specialty boards, including neuropsychology (the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology – ABCN). It is analogous to the medical specialty boards, and includes extensive training requirements, credentials review, written examination, work sample evaluation, and oral examination. Board certification represents acknowledgment by one's professional peers that one is competent to practice in a designated specialty following thorough examination of one's knowledge and abilities.  Currently, there are only approximately 50 board certified clinical neuropsychologists practicing in the state of Texas.
Will I be connected to any machines or equipment during testing?
This type of evaluation provides information about the cognitive functioning as it relates to the brain that is not provided by other diagnostic testing procedures such as a neurological examination, EEG, or brain imaging.  In short, an individual will not be connected to any machines; although the results of any past imaging may be useful to incorporate into the results of cognitive testing. 
Do you accept insurance?
Currently, we are a self-pay facility.  However, many insurance companies will allow you to be reimbursed for charges (out of network) or allow you to apply it toward your deductible.  We are happy to assist you with completing paperwork if necessary; and always provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance carrier at the completion of testing (for out-of-network reimbursement).
Do you provide counseling or therapy services?
We specialize in conducting comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, which can be viewed more as consultative visits addressing a specific referral concern.  However, we do not provide any type of ongoing counseling/therapy service.  If the results of the evaluation suggest that these services are warranted, we will provide you with appropriate referrals for such. 
How should I (or my child/adolescent) prepare for the testing/evaluation day?
Ideally, one should attempt to get a full night’s sleep on the day (or two) prior to the evaluation.  Additionally, a good breakfast is recommended on the day of the evaluation.  There will be breaks during the testing day as needed for rest and/or snacks (and approximately an hour is taken for lunch).  
Our Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations Include:
Attention/Executive Functioning Deficits (e.g. ADHD)
Specific Learning Disabilities (e.g. Reading, Mathematics, and Written Expression Disorders)
Neurological Disorders (e.g., Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizure Disorders, Brain Tumor)
Genetic Syndromes (e.g., Neurofibromatosis, Fragile X)
Complex Medical Disorders (e.g., Cystic Fibrosis, Juvenile Diabetes)
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability)
Behavioral Problems/School Difficulties (e.g., Depression, Anxiety)
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Phone: (817) 732-6767
6410 Southwest Boulevard, Suite 105
Fort Worth, Texas 76109