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What is a "neuropsych" assessment?

Sep 24, 2013, 16:27 PM
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A neuropsychological assessment soon after injury will be fairly brief, lasting from one to two hours.

As a person progresses through rehabilitation, a more thorough assessment may be done. This evaluation lasts from three to six hours. The neuropsychological assessment looks at brain-behavior relationships and tests a variety of functions, such as:

  • Memory
  • Ability to communicate
  • Attention span
  • Decision-making

A comprehensive assessment may be done after more time has elapsed since the injury, when the person is well into recovery. This assessment looks for ongoing problems that may affect the person in daily life.

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