Neuropsychological screenings are brief tests that measure skills and abilities linked to brain functioning. We sometimes recommend and conduct neuropsychological tests as part of our comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis. These tests can help identify specific problems or help us decide between two possible diagnoses.
For example, neuropsychological evaluations can measure your:
- Ability to concentrate
- Cognitive processing
- Executive function
- Memory (immediate & delayed recall)
- Visual-spatial skills
Please note that these tests are only screening tools. We do NOT do full neuropsychological testing. However, we can refer you for more comprehensive testing when indicated.
What to Expect From a Neuropsychological Evaluation
These tests are conducted in-person in our offices and generally take 30-45 minutes to complete. Please make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before and have set aside the appropriate amount of time for the appointment so that you’re not rushed. Continue your usual medication regimen – do not stop taking prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.
We will take periodic breaks between tests to help prevent fatigue.
Neuropsychological Evaluation Services in NYC Tri-State & FL
After the assessment is completed, we will schedule a feedback session with you to discuss the results and determine the next steps.