A neuropsychological assessment involves the evaluation of cognitive abilities and psychiatric functioning using a battery of well-validated, standardized assessment measures.
These evaluations can be used to help diagnose or rule out conditions as well as to describe the impact of a condition on a person’s functioning.
In completing a neuropsychological assessment, an in-depth clinical interview is conducted, a comprehensive history is taken, and all available medical, psychiatric, vocational, and educational records are reviewed. Findings are summarized in a detailed report, and face-to-face feedback is provided. Consultation with referral sources is provided as part of the overall evaluation. A written report is provided to the patient and referral source. The length of the evaluation depends on the referral question.
A neuropsychological evaluation can be performed by a licensed psychologist with formal predoctoral and post-doctoral training focusing on brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychological assessment.
No. Although there are some central components involved in most evaluations, each neuropsychological evaluation is tailored to the needs of the individual client and the specific referral question in order to yield the most comprehensive information.
Neuropsychological Evaluation results are used for the following: