If you have been recommended to get a neuropsychological assessment by your doctor, we can help.
Appointments are usually available within a few days and we have a team of experts who will be able to help you.
What to expect from a neuropsychological assessment:
One of our neuropsychologists will carry out your assessment. Depending on your situation this can last a few hours, or as in the case of dementia assessments, take up to 7 hours and be spread across several days.
Our Clinical Advisors will discuss all of this with you at the time of booking and answer any questions you may have.
You will be asked to answer questions and maybe perform some tasks, involving a computer, pen and pencil or objects.
Don’t worry if they test seem hard, they are meant to stretch and challenge you. They are designed to cater for a wide variety of capabilities so you might not feel you are doing terribly well, but that is perfectly normal and on its own not something to worry about.
“The most important thing for a patient coming for a neuropsychological assessment is to try and relax and not try and ‘perform’. We are looking to see how things function in normal every day life”. Levent Yurdakul – Consultant Clinical Psychologist – Clinical Partner London
What happens after the assessment?
Depending on the reason for your assessment you may need further tests, including blood tests or MRI scans.
Once your consultant has received all the tests results, and the timing for this will depend on whether you opt for private or NHS tests, they will compile a full report which will be sent to you within 2 to 4 weeks of the test results being available. You may meet with you consultant to discuss the test results and further treatment options and your consultant will discuss this with you at the start.
If you would like to arrange a private neuropsychological assessment please call 0203 326 9160.