Specific battery of Neuropsychological Testing: Halstead Reitan or Reitan Indiana and NEPSY for children.
Cognitive Evaluation: Using both books of the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities III
Achivement Evaluation: Using both books of the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achivement III
Language Assessment: Overall assessment using the CELF-4 complemented by tests of receptive and expressive language, pragmatic language, word retrieval, confrontational naming, speeded language comprehension, listening comprehension, oral expression, reading skills and comprehension.
Visual spatial/Visual perceptual Assessment: Tests of visual perceptual skills, tests of visual spatial analysis, visuomotor functioning, line judgment and visual organization.
Attention Assessment to rule out genetic ADHD, including tests of divided attention, cancellation, verbal and non-verbal input, information processing and speeded processing.
Executive Reasoning, Problem Solving Skills: Assessment of cognitive deficits related to frontal processes; perseveration, sequential analysis, cognitive flexibility, integration, solution generation and problem solving skills.
Psychological Evaluation to address effects of trauma and premorbid or pre-injury issues: includes personality assessment (scored forensically if court situation) self-report and projective measures.
Dementia Assessment if serious injury or adult 50 years or older: Repeatable dementia assessment.
It is only with sufficient testing to rule out other disorders that the degree of injury (especially with bright individuals) can actually be documented. For this reason a full battery needs to be completed. Without doing a full evaluation, results cannot be guaranteed to truly be a measurement of brain functioning. The purpose of finding out what is going on in the brain cannot be obtained with less than adequate evaluation and documentation. Too often for the sake of time, money or both of these factors, partial evaluations are more commonly seen than the full evaluation that neuropsychological evaluation were meant to be. A less than adequate evaluation does not provide sufficient information to accomplish the task of assessing the brain in the scientific manner that this testing was meant to do.