Why ask for a neuropsychological evaluation?
Persons referred to neuropsychology can present problems such as:
- learning disabilities
- attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
- mental retardation
- developmental disabilities (p. ex., autism spectrum disorder, ASD)
- cognitive impairments caused by brain damage following an accident, trauma, etc.
What does neuropsychology evaluates?
- intellectual functioning
- adaptive behaviors
- the short-term memory and working memory
- the long-term memory
- executive functions (p. ex., planning, inhibition)
- verbal and non-verbal reasoning -Visuoconstructional skills -Perception
How does the neuropsychological assessment take place?
Meetings usually include an interview and the execution of tests. Paper-pencil or computerized type tests are presented and questions are asked. The people evaluated, may also be asked to complete questionnaires and to provide information (p. Ex., the previous evaluation reports). The neuropsychologist can also offer questionnaires to relatives.
Please allow 6 to 8 hours for meetings with the neuropsychologist (including the interview, the execution of tests and the meeting to present the results, the evaluation findings and recommendations). In addition to the hours spent directly in interview and evaluation, the neuropsychologist spends between 10 and 12 hours of preparation, correction, analysis and writing.
For more details and to schedule a neuropsychological evaluation in the Montreal and Laval regions, please call 514 343-6111 ext 3448 or write to Nathalie.Gosselin@umontreal.ca