Below is a very simplified and general explanation of neuropsychological assessment. These are very complex assessments requiring significant training and skill to undertake. You are welcome to contact us to discuss what you are experiencing and what we can do to help.
Neuropsychological assessments look at different aspects of brain functioning including intelligence, memory, attention, executive function, attainment and others. This is usually done by completing some neuropsychological tests. For children and young people, we don’t usually refer to “tests” in front of them and would often talk about completing some “games and puzzles” or similar.
The results of the tests allow the Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists to make recommendations about how we can use the strengths in our functioning to help us with anything we find more difficult. For some of us it might be enough to understand our strengths and difficulties and the Psychologists recommendations and we can then go and put these into practice in our lives. For some of us it may be helpful to have some sessions with the Psychologist to focus on neurorehabilitation.