Adult Neuropsychological Testing 

The skilled neuropsychologists at Augusta University evaluate the neuropsychological capabilities of adults and seniors to aid in neurological diagnosis, identify neurodevelopmental disorders or determine the positive or adverse effects of treatments.

Neuropsychological Assessments at Augusta University

The Neuropsychology Service of the Augusta University Neuroscience Center of Excellence is one of the most comprehensive Neuropsychology programs in the region. A neuropsychological evaluation typically involves assessment (testing) of cognitive and sensory-motor functions using a group of standardized tests that are sensitive to the effects of brain dysfunction. This evaluation helps determine the best course of treatment, therapy, and care for each patient.

Neuropsychological testing may be appropriate for patients with suspected dementia, patients who have experienced head trauma, stroke or a brain tumor, as well as patients with epilepsy and altered mental status of an unknown cause or other conditions. The neuropsychological assessments consist of an interview, a review of the patient’s medical history and both question-and-answer and paper-and-pencil or computerized testing of:

  • General intellect
  • Reasoning, sequencing, problem-solving and other higher level skills
  • Attention and concentration
  • Learning and memory
  • Language
  • Visual-spatial and visual-perceptual skills
  • Motor and sensory skills
  • Academic skills
  • Mood and personality

The Value of Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological assessments help physicians:

  • Establish a clinical diagnosis
  • Measure the degree to which brain impairment affects cognitive function
  • Determine the best plan of care
  • Document possible changes in cognitive function over time
  • Make recommendations regarding the need for support in daily activities based on cognitive deficits

Ages Served

The Adult Neuropsychology Service evaluates adults (age 18-65), and older adults (over age 65).

Meet Our Neuropsychologists

Kelly Stanek, Ph.D. Director of the Adult Neuropsychology Service in the Department of Neurology. 

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact the Adult Neuropsychology Office at 706-721-3851.