A neuropsychological assessment involves a detailed evaluation of cognitive and behavioral functioning, including attention, learning, memory, language, visuomotor, and problem-solving skills. This in-depth assessment can last several hours, and consists of mostly paper-and-pencil type tests of various cognitive skills. The final test report will include specific individualized recommendations for educational and/or vocational-occupational planning.
Neuropsychological testing can be helpful if cognitive late effects are of concern. Cognitive late effects can involve learning disabilities, or more subtle learning problems with attention, memory, processing speed, or other cognitive skills. It is important to identify and track any cognitive late effects, because they can affect learning and behavior. Children and adolescents with any treatment-related learning problems should be eligible for educational support, evaluation and ongoing services through their school district.