Once received, neuropsychologists will review your referral. If the referral is appropriate you will receive a phone call from NQNS – to discuss fees, suitable booking dates, and obtain any other required information.
Booking wait time is generally between 6 and 8 weeks. If your referral is considered urgent, we can add you to our cancellation list if requested. It is advisable to get booking requirements to us as soon as possible to avoid lengthy wait times.
A standard neuropsychological assessment is an incredibly detailed assessment of an individual’s thinking skills/cognition. It often includes assessment of intellectual ability, new learning, verbal and visual recall, perceptual ability, processing speed and executive skills (i.e., problem solving, judgement, planning, reasoning abilities etc.) Sometimes it is also necessary and relevant to include an assessment of personality/emotional wellbeing, as well as functional ability.
During a neuropsychological assessment, questions about personal history and current lifestyle is discussed, together with completing paper and pencil tests and various puzzles.
A Neuropsychological report is then prepared, this will take 2-3 weeks to finalise.
A feedback session to discuss the Neuropsychological Report is booked when the report is finalised. This session is held with the client (any caregivers/family members are also welcome) and is typically one hour.
*Please note that complex neuropsychological assessments may require additional time to complete testing, collect and review relevant documentation report, and feedback. You will be informed if your referral is classified as complex.