Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Gorman has extensive experience in working with adolescents and adults who have sustained a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI), including sport-related concussion.  The evaluation process involves a comprehensive assessment of cognitive functioning, including attention, memory, processing speed, executive functions, as well as emotional well-being. It aims to assess the extent of the injury, identify specific areas of impairment, and guide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation strategies.

Neuropsychology testing for concussion and TBI is of utmost importance due to the potential impact these injuries can have on an individual’s daily functioning and overall quality of life. It provides valuable insights into the cognitive and emotional consequences of the injury, helping to establish a baseline level of functioning, track changes over time, and inform treatment decisions. Concussions are stressful events that can result in a range of cognitive and emotional symptoms. Early intervention and education about concussion can speed recovery and help individuals return to their previous level of functioning and athletes return to their sport.  

The outcomes of neuropsychology testing for concussion and TBI can vary depending on the severity and nature of the injury. It may reveal the presence of cognitive deficits, target areas for rehabilitation, and track recovery. It can identify the extent to which emotional and behavioral changes are impacting recovery. It can determine when an athlete can safely return to play. This information allows for tailored treatment plans, including cognitive rehabilitation programs, individualized therapy, and accommodations to support recovery and maximize functioning.

Neuropsychological testing also plays a crucial role in legal and forensic contexts by providing objective data to address claims related to the cognitive and emotional consequences of the injury.

Neuropsychology testing for concussion and TBI is an essential process for understanding the cognitive and emotional impact of these injuries. It is a crucial part of establishing an objective measurement of recovery. By assessing and monitoring cognitive functioning, it enables appropriate treatment planning, facilitates rehabilitation, and helps individuals regain their independence and quality of life. 

As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Gorman’s goal is to provide comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based recommendations to support optimal recovery and well-being for individuals who sustained a concussion or traumatic brain injury.


Learning Disabilities

Medical Conditions resulting in brain fog or other changes in cognition or mood

Memory Disorders/Dementia

Mood and Behavioral Problems

Neurological Conditions