About Us

The NeuroAssessment and Development Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly known as Rocky Mountain Neuropsychology Services, is an agency devoted to the development of children, adolescents, and adults with learning, attention, social, or emotional problems. We are committed to helping our clients become successful and alleviating problems so that they can experience happiness and success in their life. Our neuropsychologists' goal is to use our professional knowledge and years of expertise to assist in the understanding (assessment) of strengths and weaknesses so that clients can be successful at school, at work, and in relationships.  

Our neuropsychologists believe in the potential of each individual and we are here to help you find that potential.  


Testing

Clinical professionals, treatment programs, and educational institutions request Psychological
Testing to aid in treatment planning and ensure they are accepting students for whom they can be most helpful. Psychological Testing is an essential part of effective treatment planning.

Level I: Standard Psychological/Diagnostic evaluations include clinical interviews, testing
of cognitive and personality characteristics, a write-up of test results, and consultation with the
therapist and consultants. Standard testing includes:

  • Cognitive Testing: IQ and Achievement testing to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a person's thinking. General assessment of eleven domains including: general awareness, attention, verbal comprehension, visual-spatial ability, computation, abstract thought, impulsivity, problem solving, social comprehension, and judgment. Rule out gross learning disabilities.
  • Emotional: Assess emotional functioning and assess for depression, anxiety, deficits in identity formation, obsessive/compulsive disorders, and sleep disorders. Assess personality functioning. Obtain data regarding developmental and emotional age. Obtain data regarding family dynamics.
  • Behavioral: Evaluate substance abuse. Evaluate for trauma and abuse. Evaluate for risk of self-harm, aggression, and treatment compliance or flight. Detect malingering, deceit, and exaggeration. Screen for behaviors that are high risk, illegal, or violate the rights of others or major social values. Rule out thought disorders and screen for organic impairment.
  • *Executive Functioning: We believe every student’s EF skills should be evaluated in a Standard Psych Evaluation. EF development is highly correlated with outcome, and should be included in treatment planning. Executive Functioning assessment evaluates: accountability, self-regulation, problem solving, planning, organization, inhibition, meta-cognition (self-awareness), communication, and working memory.

Level II: Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluations are used when there is evidence to suggest neurological problems like: ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism-Spectrum, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, alcohol or drug related damage, brain injury or concussion, or other neurologic conditions. Neuropsychology is the unique integration of genetic, developmental, and environmental history with extensive testing data to better understand brain functioning. While Standard Psych testing can diagnosis a condition like ADHD based upon behavior; Neuropsychological testing can specify the origin, severity, and development of a disorder and then customize recommendations to create a specific treatment plan.

Building upon the Standard Evaluation, Neuropsychological Assessment assesses: Attention and Concentration, Verbal and Visual Memory, Auditory and Visual Processing, Visual-Spatial Functioning, Language and Reading skills, Phonology, Sensory Integration, Gross and fine motor development and Executive Functioning. Collateral information and Behavioral Assessment is sought from parents, educators, doctors, and therapists when appropriate.


Mission, Vision, Values

MISSION
It is the mission of the NADC to provide high quality neuropsychology testing through a client-centered approach, in less than a month of the referral. Although the NADC is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, we provide testing or referrals anywhere in the country. 

VISION
To offer assessment, treatment and resources that will fundamentally change the lives of our clients through clear insight and individualized recommendations.

VALUES

  • Accountability - We anticipate the needs and exceed the expectations of the neuropsychologists and clients that we work with. We work within our scope of expertise. We provide recommendations based on an accurate assessment. To assure quality, we have a system of redundancy and review for each assessment.
  • Client Focus – Every client comes to us with needs and challenges that affect their life on a personal level. We honor that they come at a moment of crisis, searching for hope. Therefore we always schedule clients in less than a month of the referral. We provide answers and resources that are specific to a client's needs. We believe in therapeutic assessment, as an intervention and therefore we educate, guide, and advocate for our clients.    
  • Teamwork – We work collaboratively with consultants, neuropsychologists, doctors, therapists, and educators, in the best interests of our clients.   
  • Continuous Learning – We focus on the development of our core knowledge, our expertise of psychological and neurological disorders. We engage in research and continuous education (CEUs). We develop resources for other neuropsychologists based upon our research and experience. We use evidence based testing and recommendations.  
  • Ethics and Non-Discrimination - Our neuropsychologists abide by the Code of Fair Practices. We use evidence-based assessments and recommend treatments to help our clients.