Refer to UsAreas Addressed Neuropsych Program Brochure (pdf)Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9-5 p.m.
Evaluations are available outside of normal hours for select cases.
On With Life offers neuropsychological evaluation and consultation services on an outpatient basis for people living with a brain injury or other central nervous system dysfunction. Through the process of neuropsychological evaluation, a neuropsychologist studies brain-behavior interactions, the health of the individual's brain, and the problems that brain dysfunction can cause.
Dr. David Demarest, our in-house neuropsychologist uses scientific techniques to determine preexisting characteristics of the individual and provide an index of the extent and type of changes brought about by the injury or condition. All evaluations include a comprehensive, detailed neuropsychological report and are provided in a quick, timely manner. An assessment of this type documents the patient's functional strengths and weaknesses and an evaluation is made regarding:
"As a Neuropsychologist, my goal is to help individuals that I work with, and those who refer to me, answer questions pertaining to the condition of the patient's brain and the difficulties they are presenting with," explains Dr. Demarest.
Dr. Demarest works with people of all ages (in FY15 he evaluated 67 individuals, ranging in age from 2 to 67 years old) with central nervous system dysfunction, including:
A message from our CEO, Julie Fidler Dixon
For the fifth consecutive year, On With Life was recognized as a Des Moines Register's Top Workplace! To celebrate this remarkable achievement, we asked our staff to share their top five reasons On With Life is a top workplace.
A SCI CAN Foundation grant of $4,500 will allow On With Life to purchase a multi-level stair system for their inpatient and outpatient neuro rehabilitation programs that will make the transition home much easier for the persons served and their families.
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Danyail Sathren was recognized by the Iowa Health Care Association Foundation for outstanding commitment to providing long-term services and support.
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