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A neuropsychological evaluation (NPE or neuropsych test)) examines brain function and impairment. An NPE helps neuropsychologists determine and localize organic brain impairment. Utilizing test results helps the neuropsychologist develop rehabilitation programs for cognitively impaired patients.

We should remember that the training and experience of the person conducting the test can affect the reliability of the findings. We should also note that NPEs are not appropriate for everyone with cognitive deficits. Visit
eMedicine for more information about NPE.

There are many neuropsych tests being used today. These include:

*California Verbal Learning Test
*Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System
*Hayling and Brixton tests
*Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure
*Memory Assessment Scales
*Wechsler Memory Scale
*Luria-Nebraska Battery
*Halstead-Reitan Battery

We'll be looking at these (and many more) in upcoming posts to this blog. All will be under the Neuropsych Test header.

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