Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological assessments are used to link behavior with how the brain functions. Different areas of the brain have different responsibilities. Changes can be related to disease, inherited traits, trauma or comorbid disorders. 

1.

California Verbal Learning Test- Third Edition (CVLT-3)

Age Range: 16.0 years and up

The CVLT-3 is the most comprehensive and detailed assessment of verbal learning and memory.  In this assessment, an examinee listens to series of words and is then asked to recall the terms and the category to which they belong. The CVLT is considered to be the most sensitive measure of episodic verbal learning or one's ability to use context to help remember things. This occurs by looking at correct answers and seeing what strategies were used to come to that answer.

With use of this test, clinicians can:

  • Assess individuals who have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementias, schizophrenia, ADHD, or neurological disorders

  • Test the degree to which a person can return to work, perform complex activities of daily living, and live independently

  • Evaluate insufficient effort or malingering to reduce false results

2.

Delis-Kaplin Executive Function Test (D-KEFS)

Age Range: 8.0 years to 89.11 years

This measure is the first nationally standardized set of tests to evaluate higher level cognitive functions such as problem solving, impulse control and planning, in both children and adults. Nine stand-alone tests, comprehensively assess the key components of executive functions believed to be controlled by the frontal lobe. 

The D-KEFS can be used to:

  • Assess how well the area of the brain in charge of executive functioning such as self-control and attention

  • Determine how deficits in thinking about things not directly present and how that may impact daily life

  • Plan coping strategies and rehabilitation programs tailored to each patient's executive-functioning strengths and weaknesses 

3.

Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of
Neuropsychological Status Update (RBANS-Update) 

Age range: 12.0-89.11years 

The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) is a brief, individually administered test measuring, attention, language, skill level to identify relationships between different objects visually and spatially, and immediate and delayed memory.

This instrument is used by clinicians and neuropsychologists to help:

  • Evaluations of patients in short-term care settings

  • Track recovery during rehabilitation

  • Track progression of neurological disorders

Brown Executive Function/Attention Scales (Brown EF/A Scales) 

Age range: 3.0- 21.11+ years 

The Brown EF/A Scales is used to measure symptoms of attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) such as difficulties with attention and concentration along with other difficulties with memory, mood and effort. This measure uses reports from the individual, the individual's teacher and the individual's parent (this differs depending on the age of the individual). It is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of executive functioning disorders such as ADHD.