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The Neuropsychology Assessment Center at Texas Neurology provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of brain function and its relationship to learning, behavior and emotional regulation. You can think of a neuropsychology testing session as an overall brain health checkup. Your general intellectual functioning, memory, language skills, visuospatial abilities, attention, planning, problem solving skills, personality, and emotional functioning will be examined, and your results will be compared to other individuals of your same age and background. The results of the neuropsychological assessment will provide a snapshot of how you are doing right now and give your doctors a baseline for future monitoring, assist in diagnosing brain injury, including specific learning, behavioral, and neurobehavioral disorders in adults. Your results will also be used for individualized treatment planning to determine specific strategies to help you succeed in school, work, and daily living. A program of treatment and support will be designed for the patient and their network of caregivers - including the referring physician, psychotherapist, educators, family members, and possibly others - to provide ongoing care to manage and maintain quality of life over the life-span. A Texas Neurology provider is not necessary. Neuropsychology assessments can be scheduled by calling (214) 827-3610, option 3 or by requesting an appointment online.

Dixie J. Woolston, Ph.D.

Dr. Woolston is a graduate of the University of Wyoming, and received her doctorate of psychology and completed two years of post-doctoral specialization in neuropsychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

She received the Dean’s Research Award for Academic Excellence and Research Achievement and the Carmen Miller Michael Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Citizenship, & Clinical Skills.

She currently practices general adult neuropsychology, with a particular interest in MS, movement disorders, epilepsy, dementia, and the “worried well.” Dr. Woolston is bilingual and enjoys the opportunity to provide neuropsychological services to Spanish speakers. Prior to Texas Neurology, Dr. Woolston worked at an outpatient neuropsychology clinic at UTSWMC and as a clinical neuropsychologist/geropsychologist at the Dallas VA. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and enjoys teaching and mentoring psychology graduate students. Research interests include functional neuroimaging (fMRI), Alpha-Stim, and non-pharmacological interventions for mild cognitive impairment.