Neuropsychological Evaluations use a series of standardized assessments to assess various areas of cognition and behavior. These areas include: mood, emotional intelligence, general intelligence, memory, attention, learning, executive functioning, processing speed, and abstract reasoning. This information is linked back to brain structures, to provide information regarding the impact of any identified areas of difficulty on a person's mood, behavior and everyday functioning.
Further, a neuropsychological evaluation includes detailed investigation of an individual’s developmental, medical, social, and psychological history. This is in addition to an extensive testing battery that examines intellectual abilities, academic abilities, attention, language, visuospatial and visuoconstructional skills, memory and fine motor skills.
The results of a neuropsychological assessment are intended to identify not merely intellectual or learning difficulties, but also any other cognitive or psychological difficulty that may be contributing to an individual’s symptom profile.