Hospital Overview

Department of Clinical Neuro Psychology

Activities:

  • Neuropsychological assessments of clients with neurological conditions.(road traffic accident sequel, dementia, brain pathology due to other neurological conditions)
  • Neuropsychological intervention / rehabilitation for the clients identified during the assessment procedures
  • Post assessments after the intervention to evaluate the effects of the intervention.(surgical, medical and neuropsychological interventions)
  • And Research

When is a Neuropsychological Evaluation Needed?

A neuropsychological evaluation is recommended for any case in which brain-based impairment in cognitive function or behavior is suspected. Typical referrals are made to diagnose or rule out the following conditions, and to describe their impact on a person's cognitive functioning:

  • Academic and Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Executive Function Weakness
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Medical Illness
  • Memory Concerns
  • Emotional/Behavioral Problems
  • Dementing Conditions

Types of assessments

Lobe functions tests

Lateralization tests

Localization tests

Specific cognitive assessments

  • Intelligence
  • Attention
  • Concentration
  • Learning
  • Language functions
  • Memory
  • Perceptual and motor abilities
  • Visuospatial Functioning
  • Executive functions
  • Emotion, behavior and Personality 

0 to 3 months post-assessments

  • Screening battery
  • Changing fairly rapidly
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses to aid in treatment and rehab planning
  • 60‐90 min battery
  • quick turnaround on report

3 to 12 months post-assessments

  • Comprehensive battery
  • Change occurring in small increments
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses to aid in treatment and rehab planning
  • 1‐6 hour battery
  • Core battery with additional tests to address specific concerns

12+ month's post-assessments

  • Comprehensive battery
  • Change less likely to occur
  • Identify what areas are still impaired
  • 1‐6 hour battery
  • Core battery with additional tests to address specific concerns
  • examine psychological/psychiatric component
  • Assess potential underlying neurodegenerative condition