Neuropsychology looks at the link between our behaviour and the brain. It helps us, as psychologists, to characterise both emotional and cognitive changes.
Behavioural, emotional and cognitive changes can occur after damage to the brain, resulting from head injuries or disease. At Urban Psychologist, we offer neuropsychological assessments, as well as support and advice for clients and their families. This enables clients to not only understand the implications, but also to adapt to the changes that have or will occur.
By conducting written and verbal tests, and occasional interviews with relatives, we can create high-level, impartial reports on changes. These can be vital for a variety of reasons, including:
- Clinical assessment: gaining an understanding of cognitive strengths, comprehending personal difficulties and aiding decisions for the environment a client should be in.
- Medical assessment: assessing behaviour for a legal claim or investigation.
- Evaluating loss of capacity: assessing the long-term impact of traumatic brain injury on a person’s capacity to work at a level expected from their pre-accident intellect or occupational achievement.