Neuropsychology - VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois
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VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois

 

Neuropsychology

The Neuropsychology Clinic offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient assessments when a person has an injury or illness that affects the brain, which can change a person’s ability to think and remember. This may include injuries such as head trauma from a fall, IED blast, assault, or accident; psychological difficulties such as PTSD, Depression, or Anxiety; difficulties in academic or work environments; and illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke. A neuropsychological evaluation is a way of finding out what effects brain injuries or illnesses may have on specific skills such as concentration, memory, language, and problem solving. The evaluations usually take several hours but care is taken to reduce or prevent fatigue.

Available Treatment Activities:
Referral for Cognitive Rehabilitation
Education
Consultation with Other Medical Center Resources

Program Goals:
*To assist the veteran and his/her family with assessment and evaluation of identifiable problem areas including helping reach a diagnosis and designing a treatment  plan.
*A neuropsychological assessment can help veteran’s and their doctors further understand the veteran’s current strengths and weaknesses, and how these might affect his/her life.
*Introduce strategies for coping with some of the changes the veteran is undergoing.
*Cognitive rehabilitation is one type of therapy that may be recommended if it is determined that the veteran would benefit from remediation or compensatory techniques aimed at improving his/her functional level.
*Assist with attaining an optimal level of functioning by making recommendations of safety, additional treatment, or additional medical evaluation.
*Facilitate education, self-awareness, and understanding of the condition bringing the veteran into our clinic.
*The assessments are also helpful to the veteran’s family members, friends, or other health professionals in helping them to understand the veteran better and it may help with planning for the future.

Contact Info

Location

  • VAMC
    1900 E. Main Street
    Danville, IL 61832

Contact Number(s)

  • 217-554-5179
  • 217-554-4274

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m.