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For the evaluation of brain and behavior relationships,
diagnosis, and treatment planning.

About Dr. Santa Maria's Practice

Scope of Practice:

Dr. Santa Maria’s practice focuses on neuropsychological evaluation of adults and children.

Neuropsychological evaluations are commonly requested for the purposes of:

  • Diagnostic clarification.
  • Quantification of cognitive impairment due to neurological or psychiatric disease.
  • Determination of disability due to neurological or psychiatric disease.
  • Injury-related litigation.
  • Capacity, guardianship, and placement issues.
  • FAA airman cognitive evaluations (CogScreen-AE, HIMS-trained)
  • Presurgical evaluations (spinal cord stimulator, pain medication pump, bariatric surgery).

Frequently evaluated populations include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Alzheimer’s and other progressive dementias
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia
  • Stroke (CVA) and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neoplasm / brain tumor
  • Lead (Pb) poisoning / toxic exposure
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorders (LD)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
  • Foreign adoption / domestic adoption
  • Intellectual Disability / developmental disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Substance Use
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airman exams (CogScreen-AE, HIMS-trained)
  • National Football League (NFL) Baseline Assessment Program

Neuropsychological evaluations serve to quantify a variety of cognitive abilities including:

  • Memory
  • Intelligence / IQ
  • Academic abilities
  • Spatial perception
  • Language
  • Abstract reasoning and problem-solving abilities
  • Attention
  • Personality
  • Ability to manage activities of daily living

The Neuropsychologist

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Board-Certified Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN)

To Schedule an Appointment

Call: 716-690-2560

How to Find Us

We're located . . .
  • 92 miles/148 km from Toronto, ON
  • 72 miles from Rochester, NY
  • 79 miles from Olean, NY
  • 101 miles from Erie, PA
  • 149 miles from Syracuse, NY

DeGraff Memorial Hospital
445 Tremont St.; Ste. 331
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Tel. 716-690-2560
Fax 716-690-2585