Brain Injury often affects cognitive abilities, behavior and emotions. Common complaints
from survivors and family members are trouble with remembering things, word finding,
concentrating and multi-
Many individuals who sustain a brain injury undergo neuropsychological evaluations. Often the neuropsychological evaluation can be a starting point for the counselor to work you’re your family member regarding returning to work.
Encourage your family member to get a good night sleep prior to the evaluation as they can take up to 6 hours to complete.
On the day of the evaluation, your family member will be asked questions about their past regarding work and school. Other friends or family members could also be asked to describe what they were like prior to their injury, was the person outgoing; did they have a short temper; did they like to do activities alone? The individual will then participate in a series of different tests. Breaks will be offered to the individual. If the evaluation appears to be taking longer then expected, the individual may be asked to return on a different day to complete all the needed tests.
Once the evaluation is completed, the Neuropsychologist will write a report that will be sent to the individual and their counselor. The report will provide information regarding their strengths and areas that may be challenging for them. You may also request a feedback session to discuss the results.