A neuropsychological evaluation usually consists of an interview and testing, and also often includes interviews of family members, doctors, and others; a review of medical records and other background information; and behavioral observations. Standardized tests may assess some or all of the following areas:
The tests are not invasive; that is, they do not involve attaching you to machines or using X-rays. Most of the tests involve questions and answers, or working with materials on a table. Some tests may use a computer. The time required depends on the problem being assessed. In general, several hours are needed to assess the many skills involved in processing information.
The results of a neuropsychological evaluation can be used to:
Neuropsychological treatment includes helping people to:
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