Neuropsychological assessments are used to evaluate a broad range of cognitive abilities, including memory, concentration, problem-solving, information processing, visual-spatial skills, and social-emotional functioning.
These assessments consist of multiple non-invasive tests (e.g., written tests, computerized problem-solving tests, motor tests, and questionnaires) administered by a licensed psychologist with additional training in neuropsychology.
The purpose of a neuropsychological assessment is to determine the cause of abnormalities affecting a patient’s cognition or behaviour. Neuropsychological testing is frequently used to aid in diagnosing Alzheimer’s and dementia and determining the extent and severity of thinking changes related to brain injury. It may also help diagnose and treat certain mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety.