Neuropsychological testing is an in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function. It is a key diagnostic tool for assessing people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It is used to measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular brain structure or pathway. Neuropsychological evaluation is an assessment of how one’s brain functions, which indirectly yields information about the structural and functional integrity of your brain. The neuropsychological evaluation involves an interview and the administration of tests.
Speaking and understanding what others say.
Higher abilities called executive functions, which let us apply our knowledge
A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any case in which brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected.
Developmental learning disabilities.
Attention deficit disorders.
Traumatic brain injury.
Psychiatric or neuropsychiatric disorders.
Effects of toxic chemicals or chronic substance abuse.
Memory Disorders (e.g., Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, etc.).
Confirm or clarify a diagnosis.
Provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses to guide rehabilitation, education, vocational, or other services.
Clarify what compensatory strategies would help.
Identifying a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
Determining changes in cognition are associated with neurological disease, psychiatric conditions, developmental disorders, medical causes, or a combination of etiologies.
Offering guidelines for rehabilitation, vocational, and/or educational planning.
Providing guidelines, expectations, and education for treatment providers, caregivers, and family.