A neuropsychological assessment is a specialty exam that tests a person’s thinking skills such as attention, memory, processing speed, and executive function. After thorough medical record review, in person interview and testing, I will provide you results about current cognitive skills and possible diagnoses.
What to expect?
The aim of a neuropsychological assessment is to get a snapshot of your current cognitive skills. In order to get your best performance, get a good night’s rest and eat a good breakfast before you come in. Remember to bring your reading glasses and have fresh batteries in your hearing aids if you use them.
Before we meet I will review your medical file and any collateral information (i.e. transcripts, previous assessment reports). We will begin with an interview where we discuss your current concerns and relevant medical history. I will then administer a battery of standardized test selected to address the referral question. The appointment can last from 2-8 hours depending on the referral question and may occur over two days.
The results will be provided as a neuropsychological report to the referral source and will be discussed in a feedback session typically 1-2 weeks from the test date.