Neuropsychological Evaluations

If the extent of your difficulties is unknown and a physician or other service provider is
requesting a more thorough evaluation of your 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,
attention/concentration, 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 individual. Insurance plans sometimes cover a portion of
the costs, but check with your insurance provider regarding the extent of coverage
afforded under your specific policy.