A neuropsychological assessment is an in-depth standardized assessment of understanding how the brain processes a variety of information impacting your behavior.
A comprehensive evaluation will provide a road map to how your brain works in order to formulate a customized plan that will help you maximize your thinking and processing abilities. A neuropsychological evaluation can provide the breadth required to evaluate specific functions that are involved with learning or other functioning difficulties, such as visual abilities, attention, executive functioning, memory, processing speed, cognitive efficiency, reasoning abilities, and/or social emotional (e.g., anxiety). If an individual is struggling in their daily life and a cognitive or learning disorder is suspected, an evaluation is necessary to determine which brain functions are impacted and what systems and/or resources should be in place.
It is also typically recommended from your medical or healthcare providers to obtain a neuropsychological assessment, should there be medical factors impacting functioning such as:
- Attention disorders (e.g., ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Intellectual disabilities
- Genetic disorders
- Developmental lags (e.g., speech, language delays, fine/gross motor, etc.)
- Medical conditions such as seizures, traumatic brain injuries (e.g., concussions), cardiovascular difficulties, etc.