Posted on: May 12, 2017
Neuropsychological assessment refers to the use of standardized tests to determine individual differences in brain functioning. It can bring to light one’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as diagnose and assess challenges related to attention, learning, language, memory, social and emotional functioning, and more.
Every person’s brain is wired a little differently, with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes people run into trouble if the way they’re wired doesn’t integrate well with certain academic or professional tasks. For example, if your brain processes information a little more slowly than average, it’s going to be more challenging to succeed at tasks like timed multiplication tests or calculating figures on the spot during a meeting....
Posted on: July 11, 2017
When seeking or receiving psychological treatment or assessment, it can be all too easy to feel like there’s something “wrong” with us. Sometimes it seems that the focus of an assessment is on everything that’s going wrong. This is understandable to some extent, because we often seek treatment to address a problem or difficulty we’re facing. But psychological assessment doesn’t have to be solely focused on what’s wrong. In fact, it’s incredibly helpful to also talk about what’s going right, and to focus on moving toward positive goals as well as solving problems. This approach to assessment is often referred to as “strengths-based.”....