Neuropsychology Diagnostic Program

Neuropsychology Diagnostic Program

Our neuropsychology department provides services to improve the social, psychological, and academic lives of children and their families. North Shore Pediatric Therapy provides diagnostic and testing services at our Neuropsychology Testing Center in Des Plaines. In addition, beginning in June 2018, our doctors will be available at a clinic near you to conduct initial intakes.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday-Friday
Dr. Isaacs
Bucktown
Lincolnwood 
Des Plaines
Dr. Kane
Deerfield
Lake Bluff 
Des Plaines
Dr. Stasi
Glenview
Des Plaines
Des Plaines
 

Our Neuropsychology Team:

  • Greg Stasi, Ph.D. | Chief of Neuropsychology | Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Alexandra Isaacs, Psy.D. | Pediatric Clinical Psychologist
  • Cynthia Kane, Ph.D | Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Terry-Ann Adjmul, Ph.D.
  • Megan Pearson, M.A. | Director of Training, Neuropsychology
  • Greg Tesnar, M.A., CSP | Lead Neuropsychology Technician
  • Ashley Higgins, M.A. | Neuropsychology Technician
  • Christine Kwilosz, M.A., LPC | Neuropsychology Technician

Our process is broken down into 3 steps:

INTAKE MEETING

YOU AND YOUR CHILD WILL FIRST MEET WITH THE DOCTOR TOGETHER. THE CHILD WILL THEN LEAVE THE ROOM TO PLAY SO THAT YOU CAN MEET WITH THE DOCTOR TO DETERMINE IF TESTING IS NEEDED.

MEETING TOPICS

  • REASON FOR THE VISIT
  • BIRTH AND MEDICAL HISTORY
  • SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC HISTORY
  • OTHER CONCERNS

TESTING

IF TESTING IS RECOMMENDED, YOU WILL WORK WITH A FAMILY CHILD ADVOCATE TO SCHEDULE. TESTING TAKES PLACE MONDAY-FRIDAY. APPOINTMENTS START AT 9AM.

  • TESTING CAN IDENTIFY YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING STYLE AND COGNITIVE STRENGTHS

FEEDBACK

THIS IS A PARENT-ONLY SESSION. YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN EXPLANATION OF YOUR CHILD’S TESTING RESULTS AND, IF WARRANTED, A DIAGNOSIS AND NEXT STEPS.

  • FINAL REPORT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU IN TWO WEEKS
  • WITH CONSENT, WE WILL MAIL A COPY TO YOUR PEDIATRICIAN

Assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions including:

The team has extensive expertise in establishing appropriate placement and accommodations for the child within the academic environment.

What is Neuropsychology?

Areas of Practice and Expertise

Our Neuropsychologists help to determine initial diagnoses and appropriate intervention avenues for children. They are able to supplement existing evaluations to ensure that all questions are answered.

The team specializes in learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorders, social/emotional concerns, Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex medical conditions, sleep medicine and developmental concerns.

In addition, the team is able to serve as a means of support for families by working with schools to help establish needed services and accommodations.

Now Accepting Insurance. Go to our Insurance page for more information.

What makes our Neuropsychology department unique:

  • Additional Team Members:

    In order to serve you better and provide quicker service with more expertise, our department has grown to consist of two neuropsychologists on staff, a licensed clinical psychologist, two expertly trained neuropsychological technicians and several graduate students from top training programs in the Chicago area.

  • Training Program:

    The Neuropsychology Department also has developed an upper level graduate student training program. These students, who are pursuing their doctorate in clinical psychology, will have an opportunity to focus on developing their assessment and intervention skills. The standardized curriculum will enable the graduate students to develop their skill sets and knowledge with regard to neuropsychological assessment, diagnoses, various empirically supported interventions, and neuroanatomy.

  • Research:

    NSPT is proud to announce the development of a research department. The Neuropsychology Department has formed a working relationship with several clinical psychology graduate programs in the area. NSPT neuropsychologists and the post-doctoral fellow will help lead various research projects with masters and doctoral level graduate students. In the past few years, NSPT has had several poster presentations at a national conference along with four publications in highly respected empirical journals.

    Roberts, C., Stasi, G., Schleser, R.  (2013).
    Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis:  A Case Study 
    Comparing  Features at Onset and Post-Treatment .
    The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27.

     

    Franzwa, M., Stasi, G. (2013).
    Cognitive Profiles of Fragile X Syndrome Across Genders:  A Case 
    Study.
    The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27. 

     

    Dodzik, P., Stemmler, C., Stasi, G., Roberts, C. (2012).
    Measuring Social Skills in Children with and without Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Are We Really Just Measuring IQ?
    Applied Neuropsychology, Taylor & Francis Group; Philadelphia.

     

    Stemmler, C., Dodzik, P., Stasi, G., Roberts, C. (2012).
    Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Social Skills Deficits in Children with and without Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
    Applied Neuropsychology, Taylor & Francis Group; Philadelphia.

  • Efficiency:

    One of the aspects that the Neuropsychology Department prides itself on is efficiency. We realize that when a family comes in for an evaluation there is a need for immediate information and treatment planning. The neuropsychologists strive to have a short wait list and also guarantee that the report will be mailed out within two weeks.

  • Communication with outside resources:

    The Neuropsychology Department puts a major emphasis on having constant and transparent communication with outside resources such as the child’s parents, pediatrician, psychiatrist, neurologist, and academic staff. The goal of the neuropsychologist is to ensure that the architecture of the child’s needs is established and that all individuals, who are part of the team working with that child, have the necessary blueprint to ensure success.

Client Reviews (2)

My husband and I were so impressed with our experience at your clinic. From my first phone call to NSPT, to the parent meetings with Dr. Stasi, to my son’s evaluation day and the follow-up feedback meeting, we felt supported and “heard” by everyone. We had anxieties about having our 4 year old evaluated – it was such uncharted territory for us – but we couldn’t be happier with the experience and with the results. We now feel like we have a more comprehensive understanding of our son’s strengths and weaknesses. We feel like we know better as parents how to help him reach his full potential. We also are happy that we can pass along Dr. Stasi’s narrative to our son’s teachers and therapists so that they can have a better understanding of his specific needs. Everyone at NSPT held our hands throughout the process, kept us in the loop, and returned calls/emails in a timely manner. Thank you for a great experience!

Anne J

Our son Ian received two evaluations by Dr. Greg Stasi & we were very impressed with the thoroughness of the evaluations & the time Dr. Stasi took to explain the results. It was extremely beneficial in determining what treatment Ian would receive both at NSPT & in school.

Stephanie Long