Most people have never heard of Neuropsychology and do not even know what Neuropsychology is.  Briefly, neuropsychological assessment is an evaluation.  Sometimes parents want to see if a child really has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  They may suspect that their child has Autism or Asperger’s Disorder.  At times teachers point out to parents that the child is not learning appropriately or behaving appropriately in the classroom and they are unsure why.  Sometimes people have had head injuries or strokes or other problems with their brain, and their physician needs to see how their brain is functioning.  Adults or older people may have memory problems and worry that they may have dementia such as Alzheimer’s Dementia.  More recently, adults are coming to me to see if they have ADHD, as they have suspected that they have had this all of their lives looking back.  I even see the parents of some of the children I evaluate because the parent can see themselves in the child’s evaluation and wonder if they have some of the same problems.  Sometimes people are very gifted in many ways, and they wonder how to best use their strengths, or how high a student’s potential may be.  A neuropsychological assessment can help answer questions such as these.