Medical Disability Evaluation

Has your child or teen been in an accident or fallen on their head?

Do they seem to have lost some of their abilities since a medical condition or procedure?

Do they have seizures and are struggling in school?

If so, your child or teen may have an underlying neuropsychological problem that stems from a medical condition.

Benefits of an Medical Disability neuropsychological evaluation

  • Identify whether your child or teen has a medical condition that may impact their performance in school
  • Receive documentation to help apply for testing accommodations
  • Know when and where to seek treatment and/or specialized tutoring while your student recovers from their injury
Traumatic brain injury
What medical conditions a neuropsychological evaluation can identify

What medical conditions a neuropsychological evaluation can identify

A neuropsychological evaluation can help identify:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An injury that results from external force, such as a car accident or a fall, and can be accompanied by symptoms such as memory loss, headache, or vision changes, among others.
  • Concussions: A milder, shorter type of TBI that often results from sports injuries.
  • Epilepsy: A neurological disorder that is characterized by seizures, but can also be accompanied by symptoms such as anxiety and loss of awareness, among others.

How testing can help

A neuropsychological evaluation can help identify if your child or teen has a medical condition that can impact their performance at school or on standardized tests. With a diagnosis, you can seek accommodations to help them continue their studies as normally as possible.

Medical condition, How testing can help
Neuropsychological Evaluation Services

What is assessed during the test

Whereas the neurological evaluation is primarily concerned with physical changes to the brain or basic cognition, the neuropsychological exam comprehensively evaluates cognitive functions to help identify the nature of the injury as well as make recommendations for treatment. These evaluations help assess how the brain has been affected and what areas of functioning are impacted. 

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When a child or teen has a concussion, is involved in a head injury or has epilepsy, one of the most important parts of their treatment is having a neuropsychological evaluation. This evaluation can help you seek testing or study accommodations for school or standardized tests, as well as monitor their progress during rehabilitation. Our neuropsychologists can perform a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation to assess your child’s medical condition and make recommendations for an effective treatment plan.


Differentiated Evaluations

As children develop from infancy through early adulthood, the skills they need to succeed change as well. Using this developmental framework, our neuropsychologists offer 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:

Early Development/Pre-School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Early development/Pre-school
Elementary/Primary School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Elementary/Primary School
Adolescent/High School
Adolescent/High School
Early Adulthood/College/Vocational
Early adulthood/college/vocational

Each type of evaluation shares a core assessment of common neuropsychological abilities, but the specific measures, goals, and recommendations generated from the various evaluations target the individual’s needs at their developmental level.

Answer to the question "How do you know if your child should have a neuropsychological evaluation for a medical condition?"

It is difficult to define specifically when to come for a neuropsych evaluation based on a medical condition as there are a variety of medical conditions that might have neuropsychological sequela. Most often, parents or individuals consult with her primary care physician, psychiatrist, or neurologist and are referred for further evaluation. In addition, some individuals who experience difficulties with attention, memory, and cognitive speed following medical issues also seek out neuropsychological evaluations.

Flexible Evaluations in Your Child’s Environment

To better meet the needs of the child, our neuropsychologists have incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of our offices, whether at home or in school. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of both the child and their environment, and enables in-vivo consultation with school or home personnel that are influential in the child’s life.

At Home

At School

Evaluation Options & Pricing

Although we do not accept insurance, some clients with out-of-network benefits are able to secure reimbursement for services.

Neuropsych Evaluation for Medical Disability

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Intellectual functioning, memory, executive functioning and academic functioning
  • Summary report and recommendations
  • 1 day of testing (approx. 6 hours)
  • 45-60 minute feedback

Comprehensive Neuropsych Evaluation

  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Areas covered: intellectual functioning, academic achievement, expressive and receptive language and communication skills, attention, concentration, learning, memory, executive functioning, visual spatial and visual perceptual functioning, motor ability, emotional and behavioral functioning, adaptive functioning
  • 1-3 days of testing
  • Full report and recommendations
  • 60-120 minute feedback

About Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D.

Licensed Neuropsychologist in New York State

Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist working in the New York area who specializes in seeing children with a variety of neuropsychological and cognitive deficits as well as various medical issues.

After receiving his bachelors in psychology from Lander’s College, he pursued his doctorate in School Psychology at St. John’s University, and trained in Columbia University Medical Center and the Center for Applied Psychology during his internship year.

He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he conducted neuropsychological evaluations for childhood cancer patients and survivors, to help them reach their potential despite their challenges.

Dr. Malkin is originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and three children.

Dr Ben Malkin

Evaluation Details

  • Domains assessed include sensory and motor abilities, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual-spatial ability, and “higher cognitive functioning”, such as reasoning, problem solving skills, intellectual functioning, and social and psychological functioning
  • Appointments are with our neuropsychologists, who specialize in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • Testing is presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the client is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.
  • The evaluation length varies depending on the referral questions and evaluation type. They can be as short as 2 hours, and can also last over several days.

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Neuro Psych Doctor Medical Disability Evaluation in New York City

Dr. Ben Malkin provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess a child’s cognitive profile – used to create a personalized treatment plan which optimizes the child’s development at home, school or other settings.

Hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

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