What is a Neuropsychological assessment?
A neuropsychological assessment is a comprehensive assessment that understands the relationship between an individual’s neurological and medical condition and his/her cognition, emotion, and behaviour. These conditions can be congenital and/or acquired (e.g., epilepsy, head injury, stroke, hypoxia, to name a few).
The assessment evaluates the individual’s intellectual functioning, attention, learning, memory, executive functioning, visuo-spatial and perceptual skills, emotional wellbeing, and behaviour. For a school-going child, it aims to understand the nature and extent of these aspects and how they may impact the child's coping and re-integration into the home, school, and society.
It will provide recommendations on educational accommodations, teaching approaches/suggestions that are specific to the child’s pattern of strengths and difficulties, therapeutic interventions that will help your child improve his/her skills (i.e., neurorehabilitation), as well as methods on helping the child cope emotionally and behaviorally in view of his/her neuropsychological profile. A neuropsychological assessment is also used to monitor the progress of a child over time as his/she recovers neurologically.
At Psych Connect, we use a range of neurological psychological tools. These include but are not limited to the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) and NEPSY Second Edition.