Typically a neuropsychological evaluation is performed in order to assess behavioral and neurocognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury or medical condition impacting normal brain related functioning. Neuropsychological evaluations are also performed when there are questions with regard to developmental and/or learning difficulties that individuals have presented with. The evaluation not only provides for an … Continue reading Why Are Neuropsychological Evaluations Needed?
Often times, when there is a confusing or complex case, with questions as to the individual’s general neurocognitive abilities, a neuropsychological evaluation helps to provide answers. The answers obtained often assist in identifying the role played by that of a neurologic impairment in addition to possible emotional or psychiatric conditions along with other limitations that … Continue reading What Are Some Typical Situations In Which A Neuropsychological Evaluation is Recommended?
A neuropsychological evaluation involves the administration of various standardized measures that are sensitive to the assessment of behavioral and/or cognitive changes. The changes may be reflective of various brain processes and help in the diagnosis of brain dysfunction. These tests are noninvasive and unlike neuroimaging techniques such as the CT, MRI or EEG which help … Continue reading What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
A neurovocational evaluation provides for the assessment of neurocognitive, neurobehavioral and vocational aspects of individuals who have experienced a brain injury and are now having difficulties in returning to prior levels of employment. Challenges the individual experiences may present as complications within the work setting and most often within their everyday functioning. As a psychologist … Continue reading What is a Neurovocational Evaluation?
The ecological or practical implications from the results of a neuropsychological evaluation can provide for a more complete understanding of specific neurocognitive and neurobehavioral strengths and weaknesses experienced; contribute to decisions regarding the development of a differential diagnosis; help in formulating expectations with regard to prognosis; and also aide in the planning for rehabilitation. Based … Continue reading What will the results of the neuropsychological evaluation tell me?
How the results of the neuropsychological evaluation are utilized often depends on the reason for the evaluation. In general, the neuropsychological evaluation should be undertaken to assist in understanding and further clarifying an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in specific areas of neurocognitive and/or neurobehavioral functioning. When we find that neurocognitive and/or neurobehavioral problems are very … Continue reading How Are Neuropsychological Results Utilized?