Individualized Neuropsychological Assessment, Clinical Care, and Consultation
Summit Neuropsychology provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and examinations. Summit Neuropsychology is a small private practice located in Park City, Utah that is owned and operated Dr. Andrew Nichols, a clinical neuropsychologist licensed in both Utah and New York.
Dr. Nichols assists individuals who are experiencing a wide variety of neurological impairments to reach their highest potential by simultaneously addressing cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges. By grounding every case with a complete neuropsychological assessment, treatment recommendations and proactive strategies can be developed which help individuals regain meaning and productivity in their lives after an accident, illness, or period of academic/behavioral frustration.
At Summit Neuropsychology all clients receive comprehensive assessments which are tailored to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses. While recognizing specific areas of decline or impairment is an essential aspect of any neuropsychological evaluation, it is equally vital to listen to the client and understand how their symptoms are influencing their quality of life, goals, and aspirations. Once an assessment is completed, detailed feedback is provided along with real-world recommendations and suggestions for remediation/rehabilitation treatments and/or referrals as necessary. Examples of specific evaluations provided by Summit Neuropsychology include:
- Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Psychoeducational & Behavioral Evaluation
- Return to Work Evaluations
- Independent Educational Evaluations and Second Opinions
- Evaluations for Accommodations in High Stakes Testing (e.g. SAT, GRE)
- Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations
- Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
- Gifted and Talented Evaluations
Dr. Nichols has extensive experience integrating neuropsychological assessment results into applied, client-focused recommendations. In most instances, there is no ‘cookie-cutter’ set of recommendations that will meet a client’s quality of life or academic goals. Instead, a combination of several aspects of therapeutic care is often indicated, balancing each client’s unique cognitive, behavioral, and physical symptoms. Dr. Nichols has particular expertise in assessing: Learning Disabilities in children and adolescents; Mood, Conduct, And Attention-Deficit disorders with adolescents; High-Functioning Autism Spectrum disorders; Depression & Anxiety due to changes in brain function (e.g. after TBI or stroke); problems with Attention, Memory, and Organization after accidents and illness.
Specialists psychology service
Dr. Nichols specializes in working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults who are experiencing a wide range of challenges related to
Learning Disabilities and Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Language Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Behavioral concerns which are often observed in combination with these conditions.
Changes in cognitive function, mood, behavior, and productivity due to neurological events such as stroke, anoxic accidents, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, chronic substance use, and neurotoxicity.
The identification and differential diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment in contrast with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Fronto-Temporal, and Vascular Deme
Psychiatric and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Impairments in cognitive, emotional, and daily function due to psychiatric or neuropsychiatric disorders.
Brain Injuries and Symptoms
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Concussion Symptoms. A TBI can occur in a wide variety of situations such as sporting (e.g. skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking), workplace, motor-vehicle, and other types of accidents. In many instances a patient will be released from a hospital emergency room with a ‘negative’ or ‘unremarkable’ CT scan, yet symptoms continue to persist weeks and months after the event.