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What is neuropsychological assessment?
What kinds of tests are part of a neuropsychological evaluation?
Who is usually referred for neuropsychological assessment?

What is neuropsychological assessment?

Neuropsychological evaluation involves a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and emotional functioning that can aid physicians, patients, family members, and other health, educational, vocational, and legal professionals to better understand and manage daily functioning for individuals with a variety of neurological and emotional concerns.

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What kinds of tests are part of a neuropsychological evaluation?

Neuropsychologists use both standardized pencil and paper and computer tests to examine patients’ abilities in a wide variety of cognitive areas including:

  • Orientation
  • Attention/concentration
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Memory
  • Visuospatial skills
  • Motor skills
  • Intellectual abilities
  • Executive function/problem solving

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Who is usually referred for neuropsychological assessment?

Neuropsychologists see a wide variety of patients including those who have, or are being evaluated for:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aneurysms
  • Anoxic Brain Injury
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Childhood Behavior Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Encephalitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Memory Loss
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pre and Postoperative Assessments
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Worker’s Compensation

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