Neuropsychological Testing & Evaluation

Neuropsychological assessment and testing refers to measuring various cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, problem solving, and more to determine how one's brain is functioning.

Our neuropsychological testing services can provide detailed information about a client's cognitive strengths and weaknesses so that an accurate diagnosis can be made.

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Treatment plans and recommendations can be developed to improve functioning in daily life. We offer neuropsychological testing services for individuals age 16 and older in our Boston and Newton-Wellesley locations.

A wide range of diseases, disorders and injuries can negatively impact cognitive functioning and one’s ability to function efficiently in daily life. Neuropsychological testing and evaluation services can often be helpful for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Stroke & Vascular Problems
  • Cardiac Problems
  • Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders
  • Thyroid or Endocrine Dysfunction
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia
  • Depression or Anxiety

We also offer Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Evaluations for adults and teens age 16 & up.                    Click here to learn more about ASD Evaluations.

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:

  • Learning & Memory
  • Language & Communication
  • Attention & Concentration
  • Information Processing Speed
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Problem-solving
  • Visual Perception

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.

Our Neuropsychologists

CPA’s neuropsychologists all meet the highest standards of education and training in neuropsychology, and most are board-certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Neuropsychological training 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 neuropsychological evaluation. To learn more, complete our quick and easy Online Intake Form or call us at (617) 259-1895 today.

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