Coffman Neuropsychological Services LLCĀ 



Expert Child Neuropsych Support for Neurologists

Effective collaboration between Neurology and Neuropsychology is critical in delivering timely and appropriate interventions for your patients.  


Coffman Neuropsychological Services understands the importance of cognitive and behavioral manifestations of CNS disorders.  


We will work with you to expedite appointments and evaluation results.  We will manage the assessment and provide information regarding differential diagnosis for you to facilitate your treatment.

Evaluating Child Neuropsychological Issues  

Neurologists refer children to us who have:

 

  • ADHD  
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders and abnormal Neurophysiologic findings
  • Brain injury
  • Other Neurological disorders with cognitive  sequelae
  • Moderate to Severe or Persistent Learning Disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • Metabolic or other systemic disorders with neurological consequences
  • Combinations of the above disorders in complex conditions

 

As you know, most children with neurological disease or disorders have learning disabilities as a functional correlate of the neurological condition.  We support neurologists by evaluating and determining cognitive results of the conditions you treat.  


Neuropsychological Services
  • We evaluate the cognitive correlates of the neurological condition to identify neurological abnormalities as well as cognitive strengths
  • Higher cortical functions

Prompt Scheduling and Expert Assessment  

Neurologists appreciate the prompt and comprehensive support available from Coffman Neuropsychological Services.  Our proven expertise allows you to confidently allow us to manage the assessment phase for you.  We make it easy for you.
 
Coffman Neuropsychological Services is directed by Hugh Coffman, PhD., a clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience in partnering with neurologists in Boston and throughout New England. He is experienced in assessing children from many cultures and countries.  Dr. Coffman holds a staff appointment and has 30 years experience as a Neuropsychologist at Children Hospital Boston.  He was a supervising staff neuropsychologist and a consultant to neurology and neurosurgery with expertise in communication disorders including speech/language problems and language-based learning disabilities.  Non-verbal learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders are also areas of expertise. 

"The professionals at Coffman Neuropsychological Services are the best - responsive to my scheduling needs and comprehensive in their evaluations.  Their assessments and recommendations have been invaluable in supporting my treatment of even the most challenging child.  Hugh's years of expertise as a leading Boston child neuropsychologist provides that extra element of insightful evaluation that I rely on.  He and his team are great to work with."
 
Next Steps
For those children who struggle to learn and acquire skills, referral for evaluation can often be a first and important step in identifying the nature of underlying neuropsychological abnormalities contributing to lack of success in school, behavioral or emotional disorders, and social interaction problems.
 
While you may be very familiar with our services, we are always pleased to speak with you about individuals you are considering for referral.  For those less familiar with our work, a summary of our process follows and we are available to speak directly with you to tailor our services to your needs. 
 
Assessment Process
Typical assessments consist of three components that take place over 2-3 weeks.  These are an initial interview and history taking with parents (and adolescents as appropriate), formal testing with extensive qualitative analysis of problem solving strategies, and a follow-up informing conference to present findings and recommendations to parent(s).  A detailed written report integrating historical information, clinical observations of behavior, and the quantitative and quantitative data as well as explicit recommendations for needed intervention and support is later provided to parents, usually yourself, and others as appropriate. 
 
Referral Process
At this time, we bill BCBS of MA directly for virtually all patients with that insurance carrier.  Our office manager, Lynda MacDougall, is very experienced in helping patients and parents seek reimbursement from other insurers that we are not able to bill directly.  Some school districts and special education directors who are familiar with our evaluations are also willing to contribute to or pay in full the cost of evaluation, and we can pursue this source of payment as appropriate.  The evaluation and opinion is always, of course, independent of any third party funding.
 
We attempt to minimize the wait time for appointments and typically schedule evaluations within one month, occasionally sooner if the need is urgent.  Please feel free to call yourself or to give our phone number to parents/patients for whom a neuropsychological evaluation might be appropriate.  We are happy to discuss our services in greater detail, and we enjoy collaborative work with other professionals involved in the care of patients we see.
 
Call us to discuss patient evaluations
Thank you for your past referrals and continuing confidence in our work.  If we have not yet seen one of the children/adolescents with whom you work, we hope to do so and collaborate with you. 

 


Call (781) 863-1360
Fax:  (781) 863-1366


Coffman Neuropsychological Services LLC
76 Bedford Street, Suite 17
Lexington, MA  02420


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