Neuropsychological Testing Services
Neuropsychological testing is a way of examining brain function and cognitive abilities. Neuropsychological tests are an important part of an overall evaluation because they provide an objective measure of an individual's strengths and weaknesses. Neuropsychological assessment provides a systematic evaluation of cognitive abilities such as intelligence, memory, language, attention, problem-solving ability, visual-motor skills, sensorimotor abilities, personality/emotional functioning, and academic skills.
A typical evaluation involves administration of neuropsychological and psychological tests, record review, and an interview with the patient, including a parent or other family member when available. Neuropsychological tests usually involve paper-and-pencil or computer based measures. An evaluation takes from as few as one to two hours to as many as eight hours depending on the referral question. Evaluations are flexible and tailored to a specific referral question. The results of the evaluation are often the first step in developing an effective treatment or remedial plan.
Services at the UConn Health Neuropsychology Service are provided for adults.
The Neuropsychological Service is actively collaborating with the Alcohol Research Center, in the studies of neurobehavioral risk factors predisposing substance abuse and with the Huntington's Disease Program and the Departments of Neurology, Medicine, and Geriatrics in a National Institutes of Health-funded longitudinal study of white matter disease in the elderly.
Connecticut Tower, 3rd Floor
300 UConn Health Boulevard