Clinical neuropsychology is a sub-specialty of clinical psychology that specializes in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of patients with brain injury or neurocognitive deficits; these include neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions, developmental disorders and learning disabilities. Neuropsychological assessment can help with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Neuropsychological assessments involve a clinical interview and a range of individually administered tests. They can range from brief consultations to detailed comprehensive evaluations involving several hours of face-to-face contact. The results of the assessment are then used to assist with developing individual treatment recommendations or plans.
Neuropsychological treatments are designed specifically for the needs of individual clients, taking into account their unique psychological needs and personalities.