Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment

Prior to beginning the Synapse Program, clients undergo a battery of neuropsychological tests and personality measures, the results of which will help guide treatment, as well as, provide a baseline against which progress can be measured. This computerized battery of tests will include an objective assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, backed by the world’s largest brain database. The findings of the cognitive assessment are integrated with findings from a thorough assessment of personality and psychological function. The result is a standardized integration of self-reported and objective information to support a diagnosis and guide treatment options including a personalized set of emotional and cognitive exercises for each client. 

The computerized cognitive assessment will be re-administered after 6 weeks of treatment and again at 3 months to compare changes in assessment scores. This type of computer-driven performance battery, thus has the capacity to maintain a running profile of outcome scores, facilitating empowerment and feedback, and reducing the cost of expensive re-assessments over time quite dramatically, as well as, highlighting those clients who need more advanced testing procedures.

Through these highly sophisticated testing measures and assessments, our experts are empowered to understand all that is unique about you or your loved one, allowing us to tailor our comprehensive program to meet each client’s specific needs. By treating individual issues, we help resolve the problems that may have made sustaining sobriety challenging, and support the desire to achieve lasting recovery.

In addition to the thorough and extensive testing that all patients receive in order to guide treatment and to measure outcomes, Synapse offers psychoeducational testing of cognitive abilities and neuropsychological processes. Should it appear that a patient experiences a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes as manifested by an imperfect ability to listen, think, read, write, spell, or do mathematical complications, this comprehensive assessment will determine a pattern of strengths and weaknesses that will inform recommendations for accommodations for academic pursuits and for high-stakes standardized testing.