These are three terms that are often used interchangeably but can refer to different areas of focus:
A psychoeducational assessment is used to determine the underlying cognitive processes that affect a person’s educational and functional performance. For clients who are experiencing learning issues, Southfield’s psychologists can provide focused learning disability evaluations with recommendations that emphasize evidence-based interventions for these learning disorders.
A psychological assessment will include the above, but also provide detailed insight into a student’s social and emotional functioning to identify relevant needs.
A neuropsychological assessment is conducted by a psychologist who has received additional specialized training in brain development and disorders of the central nervous system. This evaluation is appropriate for people who are demonstrating neurodevelopmental delays due to birth or genetic conditions, or to address concerns about possible affects from concussion, traumatic brain injury, or other medical conditions that may affect cognitive functions.