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Neuropsychological Evaluations of Northampton Welcomes You

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Evaluation Procedure

We provide neuropsychological and psychological testing for children, adults, and geriatric patients. Dr. Fearing is a licensed psychologist and health care provider in Massachusetts. His training is unique in that he has extensive training and experience working with children, adults, and geriatric patients.


NEON accepts self-pay as well as various insurance company payments (e.g. Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health, and Medicare). Upon calling our office, we will discuss the reason you, or your loved one, are pursuing a neuropsychological evaluation, and will also explain our services. We will then need to gather personal information, and insurance information, to help determine whether your insurance plan covers neuropsychological testing. Once this is completed, the intake coordinator will discuss your insurance benefits and options with you, and will schedule you for the initial intake.  Once the intake is complete, an evaluation would be scheduled within 4 to 6 weeks following the intake appointment. Following the neuropsychological evaluation, you will receive the full report within 3 to 4 weeks. A feedback session with Dr. Fearing will also be scheduled to discuss evaluation results and recommendations and to answer questions you may have about the evaluation. 

 
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Pediatric/Adolescent Evaluations

Full neuropsychological, academic, and psychological evaluations are conducted on children aged 8 to 17. Following the evaluation you will be given a report, typically 3 to 4 weeks post evaluation, that explains any cognitive difficulties or learning differences your child may be experiencing. A feedback session will also be conducted to go over the results of the evaluation, and to answer any questions you have. Clear recommendations will be given for treatment at home and in school. Help is also given for IEP or 504 Plan services and accommodations. Schedule an appointment today and see what we can do for you.

College Age and Adult Evaluations

Full neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for adults 18+ who are experiencing cognitive difficulties or underlying psychological/emotional difficulties. The goal of the evaluation will be to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and to assist with diagnosis and treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. Following the evaluation you will be given a report, typically 3 to 4 weeks post evaluation, that explains any cognitive difficulties you may be experiencing. A feedback session will also be conducted to go over the results of the evaluation, and to answer any questions you have.Clear recommendations will be given for treatment. Evaluations are also conducted with college aged students to determine if accommodations in the college/university setting would be appropriate and beneficial.

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Geriatric Evaluations

Are you, your family, and/or other healthcare professionals concerned about changes in your memory or thinking? An early diagnosis allows an individual, or their family to pursue treatments that maximize quality of life. It also helps to reduce anxiety and sadness about cognitive changes that may be consistent with normal aging. Following the evaluation you will be given a report, typically 3 to 4 weeks post evaluation, that explains any cognitive difficulties you may be experiencing. A feedback session will also be conducted to go over the results of the evaluation, and to answer any questions you have. Clear recommendations will be given for treatment.

 
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About Dr. Fearing

A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You

Dr. Fearing completed his internship in Neuropsychology through the Harvard Medical School and Boston Veteran’s Administration in Boston. He completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship through the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has authored and co-authored many peer reviewed scientific journal articles. Turning his focus to working with patients and clinical duties, Dr. Fearing completed training in pediatric neuropsychology through a 1-year postdoctoral placement with Boston Neuropsychological Services, where he has been working as a clinical neuropsychologist for the past 13 years. He has held appointments at the Devereux Foundation, Braintree Rehabilitation Center, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Beverly Hospital, and New England Rehabilitation Hospital.  Dr. Fearing has also conducted psychological and neuropsychological evaluations through several charter schools in the Boston area. Dr. Fearing is currently a clinical staff member at the Northampton VA as a neuropsychologist.


His specialties include:  ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), working with Veterans and PTSD, Lyme disease, and toxic exposure.

 

Contact Me

71 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Phone - 413-588-8419

Fax - 844-955-1840

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