1. Neuropsychological tests are designed to examine a variety of cognitive abilities, including speed of information processing, attention, memory, language, and executive functions, which are necessary for goal-directed behaviour.
  2. By testing a range of cognitive abilities and examining patterns of performance in different cognitive areas, neuropsychologists can make inferences about underlying brain function and evaluate the presence, nature, and extent of brain damage or dysfunction.
  3. Neuropsychological testing is an important component of the assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury, dementia, neurological conditions, and psychiatric disorders. It is also an important tool for examining the effects of psychiatric conditions on brain functioning.

These assessments will help us understand?

  1. Span of attention & capacity to concentrate
  2. Ability to think, understand, learn, and remember (cognition)
  3. Memory
  4. Motor functioning
  5. Perception
  6. Problem-solving and decision-making
  7. Verbal ability