A clinical neuropsychological evaluation is a way to assess brain functioning. While the scope of any evaluation depends on the needs of the referral source, patient, client, or examinee, neuropsychological evaluations typically include many if not all of the following:
- Review of relevant medical records.
- Clinical interview of the patient/client/examinee.
- Interview of individuals who know the patient/client/examinee when appropriate.
- Standardized tests used to assess various abilities such as sustained attention, language comprehension, language expression, speed of thinking, intellectual functioning, abstract reasoning, decision-making, memory and emotional functioning.
- Opportunity to review your findings with the psychologist.
The length of a clinical evaluation varies depending on what is requested or required. Typically, an evaluation can be completed within a day (a couple of hours to several hours).
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