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What is neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on brain functioning. A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. In clinical neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory and thinking skills. A detailed assessment of abilities is done, and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used in important healthcare areas such as diagnosis and treatment planning. The clinical neuropsychologist conducts the evaluation and makes recommendations. He or she may also provide treatment, such as cognitive rehabilitation, behavior management or psychotherapy.
Testing is usually recommended when there are symptoms or complaints involving memory or thinking (in concentration, organization, reasoning, memory language, perception, coordination or personality.)
Appropriate referrals would include:
What is assessed?
A typical neuropsychological evaluation will involve assessment of the following:
How are scores used?
Test scores will be compared to normative data to determine if your scores are typical for your age and educational background. The pattern of the scores will also be reviewed to provide information and estimate whether there has been a change in certain abilities.