Neuropsychological testing is typically conducted when an individual displays difficulties or changes in thinking, memory, speech, personality, or other behaviors that are significant enough to interfere with that person’s normal daily routines. For example, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury or stroke, or people who are exhibiting signs of dementia are often given neuropsychological tests to evaluate their mental abilities.
At NeuroHealth, our on-site neuropsychologist uses a series of standardized tests to assess a patient’s cognitive and behavioral functions. These assessments help determine the causes and possible treatments for problems with memory, intellectual and cognitive functioning, daily activities, or behavior and emotions.a
Some tests are administered in written form and others are administered orally. The length of testing varies according to the number and type of functions being assessed. Your doctor can tell you what to expect.