What is the process like?
Neuropsychological testing can take several hours to complete but it is an interesting process and the time will go very fast. You will be asked to do a number of different kinds of exercises that might feel like puzzles and games. The evaluation will utilize paper-and-pencil or computerized types of tests (no needles or wires!) that measure cognitive abilities such as:
Based on the neuropsychological evaluation and other clinical information, our neuropsychologists identify a client's cognitive strengths, learning style, and potential areas of cognitive weakness. The neuropsychologist will then recommend interventions including individualized strategies for overcoming difficulties and might also make referrals for other services such as psychotherapy or psychopharmacological treatment, if needed.
To learn more about neuropsychology services in Boston and neuropsychologists in Boston, you can also visit our informative blogs: Neuropsychology Boston and Neuropsychologist Boston.
CPA's neuropsychologists all meet the highest standards of education and training in neuropsychology. These standards, created by the professional bodies in neuropsychology and the Houston Conference, call for specific knowledge of clinical neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, and brain-behavior relationships; completion of an APA-approved internship in neuropsychology; and, completion of a specialty post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology. CPA only employs neuropsychologists who meet these standards.
We are happy to talk with you about your interest in having a neuropsychology evaluation. Feel free to call our main number, 617-259-1895, or contact us on-line, and our Boston neuropsychological testing coordinator will be happy to answer your questions.