What to Expect During a Visit

Neuropsychological tests are standardized tasks used to measure a broad range of cognitive abilities, and are a core component of the process of conducting neuropsychological assessment. These verbal and written tests are typically administered to a single person working with an examiner in a quiet office environment, free from distractions. The evaluation will also include a clinical interview, which provides important context for the interpretation of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses.

Aspects of cognitive functioning that are assessed typically include orientation, learning and memory, intelligence, language, visual perception, and executive-functioning. However, clinical neuropsychological assessment is more than this and also focuses on a person's psychological, personal, interpersonal and wider contextual circumstances.