A neuropsychological evaluation is a series of tests that can be used to help identify problems related to brain dysfunction and disease. Results from a neuropsychological evaluation can be used to understand changes in your memory, attention, perception, reasoning and decision making ability.
Typically during a neuropsychological evaluation, tests used to assess language, memory, problem solving, concentration, and perception, may be administered. During testing, you will likely be asked to answer questions, solve puzzles, copy or write things down, or remembering things. Testing may take several hours. During this time, if you feel fatigued or tired, please let the tester know, and you can either take a break, or schedule a second session for testing.
Once testing is finished, the psychologist will score the test and will schedule an appointment to explain the results of your evaluation to you. Relative strengths and areas for improvement will be identified.