This information below was forwarded to me. I don't have the publication required to cross-check for accuracy. Just letting everyone know that this could be an excerpt. Definition of Neuropsychological evaluation: "Assessment designed to draw inferences about the functioning of the cerebral hemispheres and to identify the adaptive strengths and weaknesses of children with brain injuries. It complements a neurological examination by providing a profile of cognitive ability, sensorimotor functioning and affective reactions." A neuropsychological examination complements a neurological examination. It typically includes measures of the following areas and functions (Mapou,1995): 1. General intellectual skills and academic achievement, including evaluation of reasoning, problem solving, reading, writing and mathematics abilities 2. Arousal and attention, including evaluation of level of alertness, focused attention, sustained attention, span of attention, and resistance to interference 3. Sensory and motor functions, including evaluation of visual functions, auditory functions, somatosensory functions (pertaining to bodily sensations, including those of touch, pain, pressure, and temperature)functional laterality (side of the body preferred for sensory and motor tasks), motor strength, fine-motor skills (such as speed and dexterity), and sensorimotor integration 4. Executive functions and problem-solving abilities, including evaluation of planning, flexibility of thinking, sequencing and organizational skills,and verbal and nonverbal reasoning abilities 5. Language functions, including evaluation of comprehension and production 6. Visuospatial functions, including evaluation of perceptual skills,constructional skills, and spatial awareness 7. Learning and memory, including ability to learn new information, immediate and delayed recall, recognition, working memory, sequential memory, visual memory and auditory memory 8. Personality, including evaluation of motivation, interests,impulsiveness, ability to tolerate changes in activities, compulsions, and phobias 9. Emotional functioning, including evaluation of range of expressed affect, labiality of affect, and modulation of emotional reactivity. During the neuropsychological evaluation, be alert to the child's language, attention, memory, intellectual and cognitive functioning, emotions, executive functions, rate of information processing and sensorimotor functioning. If you choose to have a neuropsychological assessment completed, some good questions to ask are: 1. Which areas are intact and which ones show a deficit? 2. What can the teacher do to help the child learn better? 3. What medical problems does the child have that will necessitate changes in the classroom? 4. What type of special education services does the child need? 5. How has the family been affected by the child's condition? 6. What services does the family need? REF: Jerome M. Sattler, Assessment of Children, Behavioral and Clinical Applications 4th Edition.