What is neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a specialty field within psychology that involves the study of behavior to figure out how the brain is working.

What is a neuropsychological examination?

A neuropsychological evaluation involves measuring a person’s abilities, such as:

  • Reading.
  • Speaking and understanding what others say.
  • Attention/concentration.
  • Memory.
  • Reasoning.
  • Higher abilities called executive functions, which let us apply our knowledge.

Learn more about the neuropsychology evaluation process.

Why has my physician recommended a neuropsychological assessment?

Assessing exactly what has gone wrong with memory can be a very useful tool for both patients and their physicians and can have a direct impact on treatment planning. Your assessment can used to:

  • Help with your diagnosis.
  • Determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
  • Establish a baseline.
  • Help plan a treatment or other intervention.

Why choose Cleveland Clinic Nevada?

Our neuropsychologists’ highly specialized clinical training focuses on evaluating the relationship between the brain and behavior.

Cleveland Clinic Nevada employs a multidisciplinary approach to neurological care, providing the highest level of patient care while encouraging collaboration among all healthcare providers. Patients receive cutting-edge brain health treatment based on information from the latest research advances.

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you would like to request more information about scheduling a neuropsychological assessment for you or a loved one, please call 702.483.6000.

Train with us

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical neuropsychology is a specialized training program that provides highly focused clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders.