If the extent of your child's or adolescent's difficulties is unknown and a physician or other
service provider is requesting a more thorough evaluation of your child's abilities, they may
recommend that you obtain a neuropsychological evaluation. This involves administration of a
variety of tests that set out to measure abilities in a variety of domains which may include
cognitive abilities, academic achievement, fine and gross motor skills, expressive language
and receptive language abilities, long-term semantic and episodic memory, short-term or
working memory, personality, executive functions, and mood. The number of tests and length
of time required for testing will vary, depending upon the needs of the child or adolescent.
Insurance carriers sometimes cover a portion of the costs, but check with your insurance
carrier regarding the extent of coverage afforded under your specific policy.