A Neuropsychological Assessment is an assessment of how one’s brain functions, which indirectly yields information about the structural and functional integrity of your brain. Most clients are referred for a neuropsychological assessment after experiencing known or suspected injury to the brain, such as after a fall, involvement in a motor vehicle accident, anoxia, seizure or if diagnosed or suspected of having a neurodevelopmental or neurocognitive condition (dementia). The neuropsychological evaluation involves an interview and the administration of tests. Neuropsychological tests are standardized, meaning that they are given in the same manner to all patients and scored in a similar manner time after time. An individual’s scores on the tests are interpreted by comparing their score to that of healthy individuals of a similar demographic background (i.e., of similar age, education, gender, and/or ethnic background) and to expected levels of functioning. In this way, a neuropsychologist can determine whether one’s performance on any given task represents a strength or weakness. Although individual scores are important, the neuropsychologist looks at all the data from the evaluation to determine a pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses and, in turn, to understand more about how the brain is functioning. Neuropsychological tests evaluate functioning in several areas including: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, motivation, mood state and emotion, quality of life, and personality styles. The areas addressed in an individual’s evaluation are determined by the referral question, patient’s complaints and symptoms, and observations made during the interview and test administration. A typical neuropsychological assessment is scheduled for about 8 hours of direct face to face assessment. A comprehensive report, detailing performance on all administered tests, appropriate diagnosis, summary and uniquely tailored treatment recommendations is provided.