For both children and adults with neurological, neurodevelopmental, medical, or psychiatric disorders, neuropsychological assessment can be a valuable tool in determining diagnosis, prognosis, and functional abilities as well as informing clinical management. This review summarizes the contributions of neuropsychological assessment to clinical care across diagnostic categories, with the goal of helping clinicians determine its utility for individual patients.
*Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Racine, WI
§Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
**Neuropsychological Consultants, Kenosha, WI
†Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
#Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
‡Department of Health and Human Services, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
∥Neuropsychology Consultants, Andover, MA
¶Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Reprints: Michelle Braun, PhD, ABPP-CN, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, 3805B Spring Street, Ste. 320, Racine, WI 53405 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received August 29, 2011
Accepted August 29, 2011