What is included in a neuropsychological assessment?
Our neuropsychological assessment or evaluation can assess several cognitive areas including:
- Processing speed
- Learning and memory
- Executive functions
- Attention and concentration
- Visual perception ability
Every neuropsychology assessment we provide at Invictus Health is tailored to your unique situation and needs, so if you’d like to know more about what to expect, get in touch with our team today!
Frequently Asked Questions
A neuropsychology assessment involves multiple stages. The time you will spend with the Neuropsychologist will take, on average, between 3-4 hours. From there the Neuropsychologist will collect data and write up the report, this can take anywhere between 8-12 hours, the report is usually ready to be released within 2-3 weeks of the appointment date.
The great news is that preparing for an assessment is not as complex as it may seem. We recommend that you get a good night's rest and make sure that you have eaten before attending. If your routine includes medication, please ensure your routine remains as constant as possible in the lead up to the assessment.
Although we can’t tell you exactly what will be asked, we can say that the assessment includes 2 sections. The first is the interview stage, where you and the Neuropsychologist will discuss topics of interest. The second is the ‘pen and paper’ stage where the cognitive testing happens.
Psychology focuses on emotionality and behavioural traits, a psychology assessment could be looking into the potential of psychological injury induced by stress for example. In neuropsychology we are looking more specifically at cognitive capacity, analysing common brain functions, such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, problem solving and decision making.
Consistent, standardised testing
The formal neuropsychological assessment you’ll undergo with Invictus Health is fully standardised, so it is administered in a consistent manner for all patients and scored using a consistent approach each, and every time.
Secure data collection & storage
You can rest assured that the data that is collected on you is done so in a responsible and ethical manner, and that such data is only kept on file in situations where it is absolutely necessary.
Regular professional development
Our team undergoes continuous learning and mentoring, ensuring best practice across all modalities and areas of neuropsychology, with ongoing professional development undertaken and strict adherence to APS Guidelines maintained.
Medico-legal assessment experts
If you are in the legal or insurance professions, Invictus Health can tailor a neuropsychological assessment for your specific needs, include:
Sometimes after an injury, illness or period of leave from work, individual may experience changes in their thinking skills and or may find it difficult to return to work. We assist workers and their employers to understand someone’s cognitive strengths and weakness to guide recommendations to support return to work.
Living with and or supporting someone with a disability can be challenging and while there are support available these often require evidence of the nature and severity of a cognitive and/or psychological impairment. We work with individuals and those who support them to characterise a person's cognitive, emotional and behavioural function to produce evidence of a disability and provide appropriate recommendations to promote independence for the individual.
Our team of experienced neuropsychologists use their knowledge of the interaction between the brain and behaviour to help inform a parent’s ability to meet a child’s needs and provide safe, routine care for that child. Our detailed reports incorporate the parent’s understanding of the current family situation with factors that may be contributing to their ability to parent and or make positive change including the parent’s current cognitive and psychological functioning to inform their parenting capacity and identify strategies and recommendations to foster positive parenting skills.
We can all have trouble making the ‘right’ decision, however, it is often of no consequence which coloured bike we buy. Sometimes, people who have difficulties with their thinking skills, whether that be due to a head injury, stroke, intellectual disability or dementia, can have trouble remembering, understanding and using information to make a well-informed decision about important issues. For example; finances, medical, legal and ethical. Our assessments can be used to form part of an application for Guardianship or Enduring Power of Attorney made through the relevant State or Commonwealth Tribunal.
Why choose Invictus Health as your Neuropsychology Specialists?
A team of experiences and professional health experts.
Friendly and informative approach to health and wellbeing
A holistic and collaborative approach to health
No GP referral needed