WHAT CONDITIONS MAY BENEFIT FROM A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION?
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Giftedness combined with difficulties in other learning areas
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
Major Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia)
Mild Neurocognitive Disorder
Movement Disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Lewy-Body disease, Huntington’s disease)
Sleep Disorders (e.g., insomnia, sleep apnea)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
WHAT AREAS OF BRAIN FUNCTION DO TESTS MEASURE?
Attention and Concentration
Learning and Memory
Mood and Personality
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT?
Identify individual thinking patterns and quantify strengths and weaknesses
Aid in diagnosis or differential diagnosis of underlying conditions or diseases (e.g., Anxiety disorder vs. ADHD vs. both)
Inform treatment and intervention through the introduction of individualized compensatory strategies, guidelines for school or workplace accommodations, and/or modifications to create a safer home environment
Establish a baseline of functioning to serve a basis for comparison in the event of future decline or to assess for improvement following injury (e.g., TBI or stroke)