Mercy's Springfield neuropsychology clinic offers psychological evaluations including both neuropsychological and psychological for the entire family, including children and adolescents. Neuropsychology is a specialty of psychology concerned with the study of the relationships between the brain and cognition/behavior.
The neuropsychological evaluation helps your doctors and other health care professionals understand how cognitive strengths and weaknesses impact your daily functioning and guide interventions or treatments. A neuropsychological evaluation often consists of a series of three appointments:
Based upon individual needs, the assessment may measure some or all of the following domains: intellectual, academic, attention, memory, executive functioning (different types of thinking processes), motor, language, visual-spatial processing, processing speed, emotional, social or behavioral. Neuropsychological testing involves verbal, paper-and-pencil or computerized tests.