A neuropsychological assessment will usually be provided in the early stages of recovery. The main aim of the assessment is to maximise the survivor’s rehabilitation and participation in family, work and the community.
The assessment can also be used to guide rehabilitation, and evaluates the following areas of functioning:
- perceptual, sensory and motor functions
- concentration, attention and memory
- emotions, personality and behaviour
- planning and organisation
- study skills
The neuropsychologist will usually look at a person’s case history and hospital records. They will also talk to family members to learn about the person’s functioning before the brain injury.