The following questions are common reasons that individuals may be referred to a neuropsychologist or seek an evaluation independently:
Questions about learning and development:
Does this patient have a developmental disorder affecting learning?
If so, what interventions / school recommendations may be helpful and increase the chances of academic success?
Questions about traumatic brain injury:
Has the individual sustained a brain injury? What are the cognitive (thinking) and behavioral effects of the injury? What treatments may be helpful? Does he / she have any permanent impairments and / or disability as a result of the injury?
Questions about memory and aging:
Is the individual experiencing normal age-related changes or signs / symptoms of a neurological disease or psychiatric condition?
Questions about changes in personality and / or behavior:
Is the person exhibiting symptoms of a psychiatric disorder or do their problems indicate the presence of neurological condition or brain-related syndrome?
Questions that address Medical / Legal Issues:
Does the person have cognitive and / or behavioral problems a consequence of an accident / or injury? If so, what types of problems, how severe are the problems and what are the functional consequences of the injury?