Neuropsychological Assessment

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A neuropshycological assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures. Various mental functions are systematically tested, including, but not limited to:

  • Intelligence
  • Visual-Spatial Organization
  • Attention, concentration, & information processing
  • Emotions, behavior and personality
  • Concept formation, problem solving, planning and reasoning
  • Academic skills
  • Language
  • Memory and learning
  • Perpetual and motor ability

A neuropsychological evaluation is reecommended for any case in which brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected. Typical referrals include individuals with:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Developmental learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric or neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Effects of toxic chemicals or chronic substance abuse
  • Dementing conditions (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease)
  • Strokes
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Medical illness or iatrogenic disease
  • Seizure disorders