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Your doctor has ordered neuropsychological testing for you. This testing studies how your brain works and helps us learn the cause of your symptoms to help plan the best treatment for you.
Reasons for Testing
People have this test for many reasons. Sometimes people have had a head injury or a health condition that affects how their brain works. Other times, people begin to have problems they hadn’t noticed before and are concerned about why they are having them.
Types of Testing
You will be given many different tests. Some of the tests use a paper and pencil. Other tests use the computer or are done by talking with the person working with you. The tests measure:
How you process information
Your speech and language
How you manage stress
The tests can become hard, which may make you feel uneasy. The person working with you will be there to support you and plan for breaks.
After the testing, the Neuropsychologist will create a report that will go to your referring doctor. This can take about 2-4 weeks, so be sure to make a follow-up visit after 4 weeks. Your doctor will go over the test results with you. You may then be referred to another expert such as a speech therapist, occupational therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Who to Call
(608) 263-5430 or 800-323-8942