Thorough Neuropsychological Testing
Neuropsychological testing assesses many areas of brain functioning, including intellectual functioning, visual-spatial skills, perceptual organization, language and verbal abilities, attention, mental processing speed, memory and learning and executive functioning such as problem-solving, reasoning, planning and judgment.
It is often a complement to a neurological exam, including brain scans such as CT scans, MRIs and PET scans. While a brain scan may show the presence of brain damage, it’s not possible to determine how that damage impacts the individual’s day-to-day functioning unless testing is done.
A thorough neuropsychological testing battery requires several hours to complete.