A Neuropsychological Evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive, behavioral and emotional functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT?
- Description of cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- Academic placement in special education and resource classrooms
- Assist in establishment of a diagnosis, providing a detailed assessment of cognition, academic achievement, and psychosocial adjustment
- Assist in management of cognitive impairment (children/adolescents/adults/elderly)
- Differential diagnosis of normal aging, dementia and pseudodementia
- Assess the effect of a neurological condition, Assess the effect of a brain tumor, a brain injury (result of an accident, concussion, stroke, or infection of the brain) or a neurosurgery.
- Guide rehabilitation programs and monitor patient progress
- Determine the presence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) sequelae versus malingering or unconscious highlighting, Differential diagnosis of organic and functional pathologies, Differential diagnosis of epilepsy versus somatoform disorder (that is, nonepileptic seizures or pseudoseizures)
Services are available for clients across the life span (school aged children, adolescents, adults and elderly) to assess the impact of brain lesions (acquired or developemental) on behavior.