As part of your comprehensive assessment, you may be asked to participate in “neuropsychological” or “neuro-cognitive” testing. These tests are specifically designed to measure cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, language etc. Different cognitive functions are linked to different parts of the brain. (e.g., memory is linked to your temporal lobes, while planning and organizing is linked to your frontal lobes). Understanding your cognitive strengths and weaknesses is important, as it provides your doctor with a more complete picture of how your brain is functioning. It can also provide information that can guide your treatment or make your life easier.
A typical assessment takes 1-2 hours and uses paper and pencil or computer tasks.
Some of the functions that we measure: