Neuropsychological Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment
The Neuropsychological Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) assessment is utilized to quantify the nature and extent of neurocognitive impairment caused by a TBI.
Neuropsychological TBI testing is more in-depth than psychometric testing, in that it is focused on delineation of brain-behavior relationships. It is more objective in nature, and therefore can differentiate subjective cognitive symptoms from symptoms representative of a disease process.
Given that it is normative based, it can also differentiate symptoms which are disease or injury mediated, from those driven by normal aging. For individuals with complex medical history, neuropsychological testing can often assist in the process of overall differential diagnosis.
It helps provide clarification as to whether subjective cognitive deficits are driven by psychological factors, as compared to those deficits which could be indicative of underlying disruption of neural pathways. Accurate understanding of the etiology of cognitive disturbance, which will be informed by the patient’s performance during neuropsychological testing, will assist in the process of treatment planning as well as medication management.
We offer this impactful testing to our patients. For other TBI testing options, see our Objective TBI Testing here.