Psychological Testing is the study of brain-behavior relationships. Suspected or known brain structural abnormalities secondary to neurological disease or mental health disorders may alter a person’s physical, cognitive, and/or emotional status.
Psychological testing involves the evaluation of various cognitive domains using standardized assessment procedures. Those domains include, but are not limited to the following:
- Learning & Memory
- Motor dexterity
- Visual-spatial abilities
- Attention & concentration
- Language, Emotion & personality
- Executive functioning
When Is A Psychological Testing Consult/Referral Appropriate?
The psychological evaluation may be appropriate when observed or reported changes in cognitive or functional status are suspected.
Comprehensive psychological testing may also be warranted when changes in mood, behavior or personality have been documented which includes, but not limited to:
- Memory Problems in Athletes
- Signs of Epilepsy
- Post Concussion
- Dyslexia or other reading problems
- Learning Disabilities