Neuropsychological assessment and management
A neuropsychological assessment includes an interview, followed by a range of tasks designed to test specific areas of thinking such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, planning, problem solving, and decision-making. The assessment includes completion of an interview, answering questions, paper and pencil tasks, puzzles and tests of memory.
The Clinic provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments that usually take 2-3 hours over 2-3 sessions to complete. Breaks are taken during the sessions and the pace can be varied to suit the individual.
After the completion of the assessment, we will evaluate the results, taking into consideration the person's age, background, history and reason for referral. A report is written that outlines the findings of the assessment, plus recommendations for actions and strategies that will benefit the person. These results may then be discussed during a 'feedback session' with the person and the original referrer and/or those people supporting the person.
We provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for the following:
- Head injury
- Acquired brain injury
- Drug and alcohol problems
- Memory problems
- Concentration and attention problems
- Strengths and weaknesses
- Other neuropsychological problems