What is Neuropsychology?
Clinical Neuropsychologists are psychologists who have undertaken specialised study and training to specialise in understanding the relationship between the brain and cognition (thinking), behaviour and emotion. Children tend to enjoy the session and the game-based tasks they are given. Assessments involve the following components:
An initial interview to obtain important background history, which helps guide the assessment to ensure it is tailored specifically to your child and their specific needs and referral question.
The assessment itself involves standardised paper and pencil and / or computer based tasks, as well as structured questionnaires. The testing session typically requires 2-3 hours to complete.
Results are then analysed, with a detailed report provided to you (and your referring doctor, if applicable), along with a feedback session to discuss the results and answer any questions you may have.