Neuropsychological evaluation involves assessment of multiple cognitive skills important in daily life.
These abilities include attention, verbal and visual memory, visuospatial skills, receptive and expressive language, cognitive processing speed, fine motor skills, intellectual functioning, and executive functions such as working memory and problem solving. Emotional functioning is also assessed during neuropsychological assessment.
Results from neuropsychological measures are compared to age-appropriate normative data to determine whether a given individual’s performance is normal or problematic relative to others in his/her age range.
Neuropsychological evaluations are conducted to clarify known or suspected neurological conditions.
These include traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or epilepsy. Evaluations can also clarify the role of depression and other psychiatric conditions on cognitive skills.
These evaluations can be helpful for diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring, rehabilitation, and identification of cognitive strengths and challenges. Dr. Randolph routinely reviews his findings and recommendations with clients, family members, and, when appropriate, other professionals involved in the individual’s care.
For additional details on neuropsychological services, please click here to review a brochure prepared by the American Psychological Association.