Oakland Neuropsychology Blog

Welcoming New Staff

Oakland Neuropsychology Center Welcomes Our New Staff Member

We are delighted to bring Abigail Colvin onto our team of professionals here at Oakland Neuropsychology Center. Abigail is a resource room teacher within the Hartland School District, and as a 2022 Hope College graduate, she is certified to teach Elementary Education and Special Education. She also has a focus on Learning Disabilities and Emotional … Read more

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Do I Have ADHD, Autism, or Both?

‘I think we’re missing something because it looks like more than just ADHD’ is a sentence we have heard many clients tell us over the years. Often, we discover that there are also learning disorders present, or anxiety/depression issues and in certain cases, an underlying autism spectrum disorder in the adults and children that we … Read more

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Help! I’m Struggling in Math: Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia refers to challenges in math. It is a learning disorder that affects a person’s ability to process math information. Signs of dyscalculia can look different across people, and across ages. Here are some of the common signs of dyscalculia: Dyscalculia can sometimes be overlooked, as people will say that they are just ‘bad at … Read more

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ADHD Testing in Young Kids

Did you know that if a child is amongst the youngest in their elementary class, they are most likely to be diagnosed with ADHD? Younger kids are naturally more likely to be fidgety, to struggle to regulate their bodies, to have difficulties socializing, and to be inconsistent with following directions and completing their work. Although … Read more

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Testing in Bloomfield Hills

‘I think my child might be dyslexic’ or ‘I think I might be dyslexic’ are often concerns people share with us when they call our clinic.  Good news! We are equipped to help you answer this question and guide you with appropriate interventions! What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a reading disorder. People with dyslexia have … Read more

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What is a Psychological Evaluation?

‘Psychological evaluation’ is a rather broad term that can mean different things depending on who is requesting it. We often get calls from people asking for a ‘psychological evaluation’ for themselves, a child, or a family member. It is typically helpful to ask the person who suggested the evaluation for more specific information as to … Read more

Sarah Vollmers B.S.

Welcome To The Practice! Sarah Vollmers B.S.

Oakland Neuropsychology center is delighted to welcome Sarah Vollmers, B.S. as she joins our office team. We appreciate the professionalism and positive demeanor she brings to our office as we look forward to seeing her work with our clients. Sarah Vollmers, B.S. has been teaching lower-elementary in Detroit for the last 10 years. She completed … Read more

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Respecting Individuals’ Gender Pronouns

What are pronouns? Although pronouns appear to have recently emerged as a topic of interest, they have been used to reference individuals’ gender identity for centuries. While most individuals use pronouns which reflect their sex assigned at birth (SAB), up to 25% of LGBTQ+ individuals use pronouns which fall outside their SAB, and instead align … Read more

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Memory Problems

Have you ever asked yourself “Why did I come into this room?” or “What was the name of that actor?” and wondered why the answer didn’t come to you right away? These are common experiences that come with age, and people often question whether they have memory problems or early stages of dementia. Memory is … Read more


Studying with Sabrina Stevanovic B.A., M.S.

Studying may seem like a daunting task, especially in a subject that you don’t find enjoyable. Studying can feel even more daunting when you don’t have the necessary tools and understanding of how, when and what to study. Not all teachers provide study guides that will resemble the test, so having a toolkit of various study strategies is important … Read more