Neuropsychological testing


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Neuropsychological testing

Tests used to evaluate patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, brain damage, or organic neurological problems (e.g., dementia). It may also be used to evaluate the progress of a patient who has undergone treatment or rehabilitation for a neurological injury or illness.
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What if Achievement testing found the child's math performance to be poor, but Neuropsychological testing found the "math" part of the brain was just fine.
Veterans completed self-report checklists, underwent a physical and psychosocial examination by a physician, and completed neuropsychological testing.
The same studies show that, on average, 30% of patients display detectable cognitive impairment on neuropsychological testing, highly dependent on the specific treatment regimen [3-7].
Lovell, Collins, Leclerc, and others have brought routine baseline and post-injury neuropsychological testing within the scope of most high school and college athletic teams.
These are designed for rapid concussion diagnosis on the sidelines, and are not meant to replace comprehensive neurological and neuropsychological testing, which may detect subtle deficits that can persist beyond the acute episode.
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The only symptoms that continued to cause distress at the time of neuropsychological testing (17 months later) were difficulties in reading, writing, and speaking.
In addition, there is no evidence that TBI patients, as a group, intentionally feign or exaggerate deficits on neuropsychological testing more often than other diagnostic groups (Leininger & Kreutzer, 1992).
Schouten said: "Unfortunately, due to the length of the evaluation process, the scoring on the psychologi cal and neuropsychological testing have not been completed.
The range of mental health services provided includes individual therapy (the majority of the intervention), group therapy psychological and neuropsychological testing, medication management, behavioral programs, help in dealing with family-related age issues, in-service training for nursing home staff, and assistance with psychiatric hospitalization, as well as a 24-hour emergency service.