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Hemispheres Psychology & Neurotherapy offers cognitive assessments to objectively measure your brain performance. As part of psychological and neurocognitive therapy, it is standard practice to objectively measure brain performance in important domains including memory, attention, reasoning, and verbal ability. These are all cognitive abilities that you need to function optimally in everyday life.
Why is Measuring Cognitive Health Important?
We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing. Some days we feel we can take on the world and other days we feel “off” or have “brain fog.” But how much better are we on the good days? Do lifestyle or health changes make a difference? This is where cognitive assessment comes in. By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from remembering where you parked your car to doing your tax return.
CBS Health: An Engaging and Scientifically-Validated Cognitive Assessment Platform
Hemispheres Psychology & Neurotherapy uses a leading cognitive assessment platform, provided by CBS Health, that can quickly measure your brain health. Your healthcare practitioner will offer these measures to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your treatment program is on the right track.
CBS Health tasks have been validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you are at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 – 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to your treatment program.
Is this an IQ test?
CBS Health assessments are not an IQ test. Think of it more like a blood pressure cuff for your brain. There’s no judgment, and the goal is progress over time because we acknowledge that brain health changes from day-to-day. That’s why we believe we can improve or maintain your performance through our treatment programs, and now include cognitive assessments as part of our standard psychological assessment.
Are cognitive assessments relevant to me?
Cognitive health affects almost every part of your life. If you are visiting Hemispheres Psychology & Neurotherapy to treat a specific condition, it will likely have a cognitive outcome; as we know, conditions that have traditionally been seen as purely physical in nature, such as pain, have significant and debilitating cognitive effects. In other words, you’re not thinking well if you’re not feeling well. Discuss the use of cognitive assessments with your healthcare practitioner to see how the brain benefits of our therapies and treatment programs can help improve your life.
What do the results look like?
A sample CBS Health report is available here. The report is designed to be easy to read and understand. It becomes more valuable with each additional assessment, showing your progress and letting you know when significant changes occur. Your healthcare practitioner will review your report after each assessment to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary.
How do I get started?
Click here to try a 90-second sample cognitive assessment.