A full neuropsychological assessment includes evaluation of cognition and intelligence, executive functioning skills, attention and concentration, motor skill development, language, learning, and memory. Each evaluation additionally includes a comprehensive psychological evaluation, focused on assessing mental health, emotional functioning, and personality development.
A neuropsychological evaluation may be indicated for individuals with the following histories:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussions, and associated impact on brain function.
- Medical diseases (including infections, cardiovascular difficulties, and degenerative disorders) and decreased mental functioning.
- Substance abuse, including chemical agents such as heroin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, hallucinogens, synthetic drugs and prescribed medications, which can impact brain functioning.
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated difficulties with attention and executive function.
- Learning difficulties, including specific weaknesses in academic areas.
- Neurodevelopmental delays, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Treatment resistant clients, which can reveal underlying neurological issues that may be impeding therapeutic progress.