Individuals with neurocognitive disorders need comprehensive assessment to determine their areas of strength and weakness and provide recommendations for treatment to help them negotiate their academic and personal lives.
These assessments include the areas of general cognitive and information processing (i.e. intellectual abilities) and academic functioning, as well as specialized academic testing in their areas of weakness. Results of these assessments are compared to see how well the student is performing given his or her areas of cognitive strength and weakness. Students with these types of difficulties often experience additional emotional and/or behavioral difficulties, assessment measures are therefore completed by the parent, teacher, and students to assess any areas of emotional or behavioral difficulty. Testing for attention and/or memory difficulties is also typically completed during this process.