Neuropsychological Evaluations and Services

Institute for Brain-Behavior Integration

Personalized and comprehensive Neuropsychological and Psychological evaluations are offered for children, teens, and adults at Partners in Healing of Minneapolis' Institute for Brain-Behavior Integration (IBBI). The evaluation services provide important answers and recommendations to help people achieve higher levels of functioning in school, in the workplace and in their relationships.

When is an evaluation recommended? A neuropsychological evaluation utilizes a variety of measures that examine an individual's functioning if they are showing signs of cognitive difficulties, behavioral impairments or significant problems in the management of emotions. Because each individual's situation is different, a personalized evaluation is conducted in selected areas, such as:

  • General intellectual abilities
  • Concentration and attention skills
  • Learning and memory skills
  • Visual-spatial processing skills
  • Language processing abilities
  • Higher-level (executive) skills
  • Psychological functioning
  • Academic achievement

What can an evaluation diagnosis or address? And evaluation at IBBI can diagnose and address the concerns that are listed below. The results of the evaluation service can help with planning for vocational and/or educational programs. They are also useful in treatment planning, disability determination or other medical/legal situations.

  • Learning disability
  • Autism spectrum conditions
  • Depression/anxiety disorders/PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Diabetic complications
  • Chronic illness challenges

Young Adults

  • Obtain specific information on academic strength or vulnerabilities to better prepare for college and future career success
  • Undergo evaluations to determine eligibility for accommodations for college and graduate entrance examinations such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT or LSAT
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/PTSD
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Learning disability
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Head injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Substance abuse
  • Medication side-effects

Who conducts the evaluations?
IBBI evaluations are conducted by David Alter, PhD, LP, ABPP, ABPH and Nancy Foster, PhD. Together, they have more than 40 years of combined experience in the field of clinical neuropsychology. In addition, our clinical teams can work with clients following completion of the evaluations to put into place the treatment plans needed to address each person’s individual needs.

To find out more information and to schedule and evaluation
at the IBBI, call 763-546-5797, or contact us through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..​​​