Types of Assessments
A neuropsychological assessment provides a standardised and objective way to measure an individual's cognition (their memory and thinking skills). Neuropsychological assessments are appropriate for children aged six all the way into old age. Different tests are used depending on the age of the client. Assessments can be very brief (roughly an hour) to comprehensive (up to four hours) depending on the specific referral question.
Curious as to what your current cognitive abilities are? Wish to maximise your cognitive health as you age?
Do you want to have a personalised neuropsychological profile in case you need an assessment in the future (such as in sports-related concussions)?
Neuropsychological assessments for adolescents and young adults can assist in diagnosing different learning conditions. They are also helpful in guiding return to study following an acquired brain injury (through insult or infection) or psychiatric condition
Concerned about changes in your memory or thinking? A neuropsychological assessment can aid in diagnosing different brain conditions (such as dementia).
They are also useful to determine the presence and severity of cognitive difficulties due to a neurological disorder (such as a stroke) and the consequences of that injury on the individual’s life
Assessment of cognition following a concussion (or multiple concussions) can be a useful tool in guiding a return to play/school/work. It also enables the sports-person to consider the impact of concussions on their long-term brain health
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
If you are currently registered with NDIS (or have a client who is registered), you can use NDIS funding to obtain a neuropsychological assessment. If you are self-managed or plan-managed, you can refer directly to me. If you are managed by an agency, please talk to your provider about sub-contracting my service.
South West Neuropsychology
0415 955 453