Recommendations and Feedback

Consultation concludes with the process of feedback, through which the findings of the evaluation and treatment recommendations are reviewed with relevant individuals (i.e., referring physician, the patient, family, treatment team members). A variety of treatment plans may be advised, including neurological evaluation, psychiatric consultation, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral remediation, and vocational guidance. Recommendations should be pragmatic and individually tailored to each patient's specific needs. Strategies for optimizing performance in personal, educational, occupational, and relational spheres are identified and discussed in lay language that the patient and family member can understand. When possible, the clinician outlines concrete strategies to facilitate the remediation of identified problems. Further clinical evaluations and other neurodiagnostic procedures are suggested, when appropriate, in order to provide more information relevant to differential diagnosis, response to treatment, and functional status over time. Appropriate neuropsychological follow-up is also arranged, when indicated.

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