The neuropsychological assessment process includes several encounters (clinical interview, testing, discussion of the results, and handing-over of the report). The process helps to draw a portrait of the client’s strengths and weaknesses regarding various cognitive faculties such as memory, language, attention and perception.
The assessment allows the psychologist-neuropsychologist to identify the cognitive deficiencies that characterize several pathologies and make recommendations suited to the cognitive profile observed in order to improve the child or teenager’s daily functioning. For example, the professional can refer the client to appropriate services or recommend the use of reeducation or compensation strategies to parents or teachers.
Marie-Christine Désy, Ph.D., psychologist and neuropsychologist