Psychological/Neuropsychological Assessment

A psychological/neuropsychological assessment is a process of gathering information from formal testing, observation, and interview about an individual’s cognitive and neurobehavioral functioning. More specifically, this may include the child’s knowledge/abilities, problem-solving skills, approach to challenging tasks, and social-emotional functioning. A psychological/neuropsychological assessment report will document an individual’s competencies – including strengths and weaknesses – and describe the impact of the individual’s profile on real-life functioning. Recommendations are usually offered to help address any concerns raised through the assessment process and to foster the individual’s strengths. If appropriate, a psychologist can provide a formal diagnosis by identifying particular challenges in cognitive, learning, attentional/self-regulatory, or emotional domains.