This area of assessment often includes highly sophisticated tests that measure deficits in cognitive functioning (i.e., your ability to think, speak, reason, remember, etc.). The most common neuropsychological batteries assess for memory impairments, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and general impairment following a stroke or brain injury. However, other neuropsychological testing can also be used to fully understand one's learning style or identify developmental disabilties. By using such measures, which are often far more sensitive to brain functioning than MRIs or CAT scans, neuropsychologists can detect and localize areas of disruption and provide recommendations for rehabilitative treatment.
Neuropsychological Target Area include:
- Global brain functioning
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease
- General impairment following a stroke or brain injury
- Developmental Disorders
- Learning or behavioral difficulties
- Other organic brain dysfunction