Neuropsychological and psychological examinations
A neurological disorder (e.g. epilepsy) may come with associated problems with language, memory or concentration. The disorder may also impact someone’s self-esteem or mood. It is not unusual that questions arise concerning the acceptation of the consequences of the disorder with regard to living, working, upbringing, learning and relations.
These issues can be reason to bring in a behavioral scientist. In Kempenhaeghe there are several types of behavioral scientists, each with their own specialization. Applying neuropsychological assessments, clinical psychological examinations or neuro-didactical examinations the problems of both children and adults can be mapped
Neuropsychological assessments consist of an intake (in the case of children, with their parents) and test assessments. The tests consist of answering questions, solving assignments, measuring response time and memory and attention tests. In other cases, we look at the mood, personality and acceptation of the clinical picture. The tests are taken during one or twee half-day sessions. Sometimes the neuro-psychologist is present during part of the testing. To support the diagnostics, video-recordings may be made, with your permission.
The behavioral scientist evaluates the tests and forwards the result to the neurologist. He or she will discuss the results with you. In some cases, the behavioral scientists will be present as well.
Preceding the (neuro)psychological examination you will receive information about the course of the examination and the practical things you must reckon with. You will also be informed of the rights and obligations associated with the examination.