What is Neuropsychology?
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. A neuropsychological assessment is conducted to determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. An evaluation is typically requested when a patient, their family, or their medical provider is worried about that individual’s cognitive or daily functioning. Multiple cognitive domains are assessed during the evaluation, including attention, language, multi-tasking, visuospatial skills, and memory, which is the most common complaint. Testing can also be used to establish a “baseline” to document your skills before there is any problem.