A Standard Psychological Assessment typically evaluates general cognitive and personality functioning and is geared toward diagnosing psychiatric conditions. A standard assessment has the capacity to diagnose a condition such as ADHD based on behavior, but it lacks the specificity to understand what underlying neurological process is causing the symptoms and therefore cannot give customized recommendations for treatment.

Neuropsychological Assessment is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive processes. We can evaluate neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders, and understand the etiology and evolution of a disorder. Neuropsychology is the unique integration of genetic, developmental, and environmental history, with testing data to better understand brain functioning. With a comprehensive assessment of a person’s cognitive and personality functioning, we can make customized recommendations.

To understand cognitive strengths and weaknesses, neuropsychological testing further evaluates: 

  • Attention and concentration
  • Verbal and visual memory
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Visual-spatial functioning
  • Language and Reading skills
  • Sensory Development and Sensory Integration
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Social Skill Development
  • Executive Functioning
  • Emotional and Personality development


 

Neuropsychological Testing vs. Standard Psychological Testing




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