Neuropsychological test

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Neuropsychological test

A test or assessment given to diagnose a brain disorder or disease.
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Executive function test: These neuropsychological tests selected for assessing participants' executive functions were conducted by the researcher who had received training in this field from a consultant psychologist prior to the implementation.
Every two years, research psychologists followed up on the participants and conducted a medical assessment that included neuropsychological tests to assess the participants' cognitive function.
CANTAB is an established, language- and culture-independent, computerized, tablet-based cognitive assessment tool that uses touchscreen neuropsychological tests of cognition specifically designed to assess central nervous system disorders and cognitive function across a range of domains, including episodic and working memory, executive function, psychomotor speed and attention.
Statistically significant improvements were seen in two of the neuropsychological tests performed for the B.
Synopsis: Comprehensive and "reader friendly' "Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments" offers clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about psychological, academic, and neuropsychological tests and what these tests measure; selecting evaluators; how to request a special education evaluation and how to provide parental consent; speech-language, physical and occupational therapy, processing, adaptive behavior, and functional behavior assessments; test terms and the important realities about tests and assessment; and how small differences between tests can result in large differences in scores.
Older adults (229 cognitively normal individuals, 397 patients with mild cognitive impairment and 193 patients with Alzheimer's disease) were assessed with neuropsychological tests and brain magnetic resonance imaging every 6 months.
The book then shifts to clinical practice, discussing appropriate initial assessments, formal neuropsychological tests, moving from diagnosis to therapy and rehabilitation plans, and good record keeping.
Assessment is primarily by way of neuropsychological tests, but also includes patient history, qualitative observation and may draw on findings from neuroimaging and other diagnostic medical procedures.
Findings on a battery of psychological and neuropsychological tests that might evoke concern indude problems with incidental, anterograde, and recent memory that are not satisfactorily explained by: age and education or vocational training; estimated premorbid intelligence; residual neurodevelopmental disorders (attention, learning, and autistic-spectrum disorders); situational, sociocultural, and psychiatric factors; and motivational influences--notably, malingering.
Holland, a psychiatrist at FAU, the researchers set out to evaluate the effects of 20 mg/day of memantine on delaying progression of driving impairment in 60 men and women with mild AD as measured by actual driving and by a battery of neuropsychological tests focused on the cognitive skills necessary for driving, including executive functioning, visuospatial abilities, attention, and orientation.
The primary outcome measure was change in cognitive function at week 12, as assessed by a battery of neuropsychological tests of verbal learning and memory, verbal fluency, processing speed, executive function, reaction times, "visuospatial" function, and attention.