Clinical neuropsychology is the science of brain function. Different parts of the brain have specific functions such as vision, memory, the ability to speak and the ability to read. Clinical neuropsychologists are experts in the administration and interpretation of specialized tests to help determine which areas of the brain are not working properly.
A neuropsychological assessment will typically involve a comprehensive interview to gather detailed information about symptoms, medical conditions, habits, education and other factors needed to plan and interpret the test results. Specific pencil and paper’ tests are then administered, typically over one or more periods of several hours.