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Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment

For ages 16 and up

Autism

Social and communication challenges in need of supports in the home, school, community, or workplace; focused interests/ passions; differences in behavioral patterns/ needs, sensory sensitivities and/ or sensory seeking, and other developmental differences. Autism is considered a lifelong developmental difference.

Cognitive Changes with Aging

Changes you or your loved ones have noticed in your memory, language, attention, and/ or executive functioning (such as organizational skills, and confusion with planning and problem-solving). Assessment is useful when questions of mild cognitive impairment or dementia are present, in some cases prior to surgery, and/ or when baseline cognitive status assessment is needed.

ADHD

Challenges with attention/ focus, executive functioning (including organizational skills, planning, decision-making, initiation, and problem-solving), memory, physiological restlessness,/ hyperactivity, and impulsivity, in need of supports. ADHD is considered a lifelong condition, with differences typically noted in early childhood.

Other Cognitive Concerns

Concerns may arise after Injury or Illness, such as stroke, seizures, traumatic/ anoxic brain injury, or viral illness. Cognitive concerns may also be associated with depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric concerns.

Specific Learning Disorders

Questions of Specific Learning Disorders arise when there are difficulties in school or in the workplace with mathematics, reading, and/ or writing, affecting performance.

Psychological Assessment

Adult psychiatric concerns often benefit from evaluation, for diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, education, and recommendations for accommodations, if appropriate. Concerns may include repercussions of trauma, symptoms of psychosis, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, mood concerns, and obsessions/ compulsions, for example.
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Amy Dixon
Blackmon, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist in Austin, Texas

Dr. Dixon Blackmon completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rice University, and postgraduate degrees at Yale University, including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed a clinical internship at the South Texas Veterans Health Care Center in San Antonio, and a postdoctoral fellowship at a post-acute brain injury and psychiatric rehabilitation facility in central Texas.

Dr. Dixon Blackmon has worked in private practice, hospital, and rehabilitation settings in Austin since 2001.  She provides in-person assessment in her northwest Austin office, as well as online assessment for some referral questions.

Contact Me

Email me at amy@amyblackmonphd.com

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