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Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychology is the study of an individual's cognitive and behavioral symptoms linked to neurological conditions. Clinical Neuropsychology assess how, and to what extent a neurological illness (ex. stroke) is impacting the daily functioning of the person (ex. memory), while neuropsychological tests provide detailed information on the level of impairment of the nervous system, and what interventions are feasible to treat the symptoms. Neuropsychological tests provide objective measures of an individual's strengths weaknesses while at the same times identify changes and disturbances in neuro-cognitive functioning (ex. emotion) by correlating physiological (neuro-metabolism), psychological (ex. perception) and neuro-anatomical information (ex. stroke of the frontal lobe). Neuropsychological test's results provide guidelines for rehabilitation and educational planning to the examinee and the family.

 

These are the most common reason to request a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation in children regardless of malignancy)

  • - Brain Tumor (eg. Tuberos Sclerosis; Astrocitoma; Medulloblastomas; Brainstem Giolam;       Craniopharyngioma; Desmoplastic Infantile Astrocitoma;  Cysts; Neurofibromatosis...)

- Multiple Sclerosis; ASL;  Huntington’s disease; Parkinson's disease; Prion disease (mad caw     disease); Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA); Motor neuron diseases (MND); ...

- Dementia; Alzheimer; 

- Traumatic Brain Injury