Dr. Poysky is internationally recognized as an expert on Muscular Dystrophy, and is chair of a muscular dystrophy expert panel coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC).
The testing covers cognitive functioning, which usually includes: IQ(verbal and nonverbal reasoning), attention, short-term/working memory, executive functioning, academic skills, motor planning, verbal fluency, etc.
Emotional adjustment is also evaluated, including things like coping, anxiety/OCD, depression, behavioral regulation/ADHD, rigid thinking, temper outbursts, social adjustment, independence.
The specific tests to be administered will be decided after the clinical interview.
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