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Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment

For ages 16 and up

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lifelong challenges with social communication and interaction and restricted/ repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
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Cognitive Changes with Aging

The appearance of cognitive decline, suddenly or over time, that you notice in yourself or that you observe in a loved one.
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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.

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