When should an adult be evaluated by a neuropsychologist?
Neuropsychological evaluations are frequently recommended when patients experience
problems involving concentration, thinking, learning, or memory. Neuropsychological
evaluations are highly sensitive to subtle cognitive difficulties. They are
in determining which areas of the brain have been affected by an injury, disorder,
or disease and how it will impact the patient’s daily life. Neuropsychological
evaluations are also powerful tools for appropriate diagnosis, treatment
planning, and monitoring recovery.