Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition, processing capacities, and psychological functioning and their impact on academic and daily behavior.This sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested.Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions:
Short-term and long-term memory
Problem solving and conceptualizingﾠ
Ability to learn new skills and solve problemsﾠ
Attention, concentration, and distractibilityﾠ
Logical and abstract reasoning functionsﾠ
Ability to understand and express languageﾠ
Visual-spatial organization Visual-motor coordinationﾠ
Planning, synthesizing and organizing abilities
Functional impacts on learning and information recall
Impact on the way a person thinks and feels as a result of the way their brain uses information
A neuropsychological evaluation will serve to confirm or clarify diagnoses such as, dementing conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s), developmental learning disabilities, attention/executive functioning disorders, developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism or Asperger’s Disorder), and the effects of toxic chemicals or chronic substance abuse, to name but a few.
Testing results will offer specific recommendations to educators, consultants and employers, which can help the child, adolescent or adult adapt to the work or school setting.
We invite you to call Ashburn Psychological Services to discuss your needs and how we can best support you. Ms. Christine Kutt, our office manager, can be reached directly at (703) 723-2999. We also invite you to visit us at www.ashburnpsych.com to learn more about our team and services.