Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Evaluation

Neuropsychologist’s primarily assess the mood, behavior, and thinking ability of individuals with a known or suspected brain injury. Specifically, you may be asked to see a neuropsychologist after a head injury or stroke, or if you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or brain cancer. Additionally, neuropsychologist evaluate individuals with suspected Alzheimer’s disease.

Some of the things a neuropsychologist may test for include the following:

  • Attention and concentration

  • Verbal and visual memory

  • Auditory and visual processing

  • Visual-spatial functioning

  • Language and Reading skills

  • Sensory Development and Sensory Integration

  • Gross and fine motor development

  • Social Skill Development

  • Executive Functioning

  • Emotional and Personality development

The information obtained from your neuropsychological evaluation can help your doctor and rehabilitation team make important decisions about your care. Additionally, this information can also help determine your potential to live independently, return to work or school, or competence to make decisions about medical care and personal finances.

From Debilitated to Rehabilitated!