What Should I Expect?

A neuropsychological evaluation usually consists of an interview and testing. During the interview, information that is important for the neuropsychologist to consider will be reviewed.

You will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, medications, and other important factors.

Testing involves taking paper-and pencil or computerized tests and answering questions. The time required depends on the problem being assessed.

In general, several hours are needed to assess the many skills involved in processing information. Some tests will be easy while others will be more complex.

The most important thing is try your best. Bring glasses or hearing aids if you use them. Try to rest and relax before your evaluation.

You will probably find testing interesting, and the detailed information that is gathered will contribute to your care.