Neuropsychology Program - Techniques Used

Primary assessment tools used in the Neuropsychology Division include the Halstead-Reitan Battery and its allied procedures, as well as other recognized measures of cognitive functioning. This testing typically requires about six hours and involves a wide range of adaptive behavior which depend upon the brain's integrity.

This testing directly evaluates behavioral functioning and makes inferences about cerebral integrity and is an adjunct to (not a substitute for) neurological examination and medical evaluation procedures. Since it can generate a detailed description of strengths and deficits, it is valuable as a comparison against pre-morbid functioning, a predictor of future recovery, and a planning tool for remediation.