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Neuropsychological evaluation
What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

A comprehensive assessment of brain functions. The tests used provide information on how a medical condition or developmental disorder is affecting the child's/adolescent's ability to:

  • Pay attention

  • Learn

  • Speak y produce language according to their age

  • remember information

  • Solve problems and reason

  • Make plans or organize information

  • ​Ccontrol their movements and/or write

  • Control their behavior and/or emotions

  • Perform academically and/or professionally

What is a neuropsychological evaluation used for?

The neuropsychological evaluation has several purposes:

  • Establish or clarify diagnosis

  • Document the profile of strengths and weaknesses of the child/adolescent

  • Develop individualized recommendations for treatment

  • Develop recommendations to support the learning and performance of the child/adolescent at school, university, or the place where they work

  • Document the effectiveness of a treatment

  • Document function before and after a surgical procedure

  • Document the recovery of function after an accident or brain trauma 

  • Document difficulties associated with a medical/neurological condition (eg epilepsy) and establish pertinent recommendations

Who can benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation?

Children/adolescents or young adults with a history, suspicion, or diagnosis of:

  • Attention problems

  • Learning problems

  • Behavior Problems

  • Brain Trauma (TBI) or concussion

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Neurological Disorders

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Children who are deaf or have a cochlear implant

  • Intellectual disability and developmental delay

  • Heart or liver problems

  • Cancer - Brain Tumor, Leukemia (ALL)

  • Epilepsy

  • Language problems

How is the evaluation?

During a neuropsychological evaluation, standardized tests are administered according to the age of the person evaluated. They consist of activities such as answering questions, copying figures, writing, pointing to pictures, following instructions, and performing tasks that measure memory, attention, reasoning, and other functions. Testing materials include picture books/pamphlets, pencil and paper, computer programs, and other materials appropriate for the age of the test taker. During  the evaluation, no type of invasive procedure is carried out (eg injections).

An evaluation can last from 2-6 hours, depending on the age and the needs of the evaluated person. This can be divided into various appointments if necessary. Breaks are also provided from time to time during the process.


After the evaluation is completed, a written report is provided with the results and recommendations, and this is discussed with the parents/primary caregivers and/or with the evaluated person, depending on their age.

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