Neuropsychological Assessments2018-10-15T23:00:38+00:00

Neuropsychological Assessments

A neuropsychological assessment involves analysing common brain functions, such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, problem solving and decision making. These assessments are particularly important to people who have been affected by cognitive changes as a result of a head injury, stroke, excessive alcohol use, excessive drug use, dementia and other conditions that may affect brain function.

Range of conditions assessed

During our assessments, our team is able to comprehensively and holistically assess thinking changes as a result of a large number of conditions, including;

Cognitive Domains Assessed

We assess a range of cognitive functionalities including;
  • Intellectual functioning
  • Language processing
  • Visuospatial processing
  • Attention & concentration
  • Verbal learning & memory
  • Visual learning & memory
  • Executive functions
  • Speed of processing
  • Sensory-perceptual functions
  • Motivation / symptom validity

What Can I Expect During A Neuropsychological Assessment?

  1. Firstly, we establish the reason for the referral/appointment – what is it that we are assessing? Are there any specific questions you’d like answered?
  2. We arrange an appointment at a time (and place) which suits you best.
  3. The assessment itself takes 3-4 hours and includes a comprehensive medical, personal and forensic background.
  4. During the assessment you will also undergo neuropsychological testing, which assesses your attention, concentration, memory, executive function, processing speed and visual/verbal skills.
  5. After the assessment, we will liaise with GP’s, medical and allied health professionals, legal representations, carers/support workers in order to obtain further information – this usually takes around an hour or so.
  6. We write our neuropsychological report, which takes approximately 5 hours to complete.
  7. A feedback session will be scheduled for you and your referrer (if applicable) to answer any questions and ensure that everything in the report is fully understood.

Neuropsychological Assessments

A neuropsychological assessment involves analysing common brain functions, such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, problem solving and decision making. These assessments are particularly important to people who have been affected by cognitive changes as a result of a head injury, stroke, excessive alcohol use, excessive drug use, dementia and other conditions that may affect brain function.

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Range of conditions assessed

During our assessments, our team is able to comprehensively and holistically assess thinking changes as a result of a large number of conditions, including;

Cognitive Domains Assessed

We assess a range of cognitive functionalities including;
  • Intellectual functioning
  • Language processing
  • Visuospatial processing
  • Attention & concentration
  • Verbal learning & memory
  • Visual learning & memory
  • Executive functions
  • Speed of processing
  • Sensory-perceptual functions
  • Motivation / symptom validity

What Can I Expect During A Neuropsychological Assessment?

  1. Firstly, we establish the reason for the referral/appointment – what is it that we are assessing? Are there any specific questions you’d like answered?
  2. We arrange an appointment at a time (and place) which suits you best.
  3. The assessment itself takes 3-4 hours and includes a comprehensive medical, personal and forensic background.
  4. During the assessment you will also undergo neuropsychological testing, which assesses your attention, concentration, memory, executive function, processing speed and visual/verbal skills.
  5. After the assessment, we will liaise with GP’s, medical and allied health professionals, legal representations, carers/support workers in order to obtain further information – this usually takes around an hour or so.
  6. We write our neuropsychological report, which takes approximately 5 hours to complete.
  7. A feedback session will be scheduled for you and your referrer (if applicable) to answer any questions and ensure that everything in the report is fully understood.

Let us help you

Our caring team is here to help. Our services aim to help both your brain and body achieve optimal health. Contact our Neuropsychological & Neuromusculoskeletal team for effective advice, assessment and management of your concerns and issues.

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