About Cognitive Processing and School Neuropsychological Testing
Cognitive and neuropsychological tests measure a range of cognitive abilities. Assessments of intellectual abilities provide a measure of language skills, visual and spatial skills, learning ability, acquired knowledge, memory, and processing speed. Neuropsychological tests measure these same broad areas of cognitive functioning as well as more narrowly focused areas of neuropsychological functioning. These narrowband assessments include basic sensorimotor functions, auditory/phonological processing, learning, executive functioning, allocating and maintaining attention, working memory speed, fluency, and efficiency of processing, acculturation of knowledge, reading achievement, written mathematics achievement, and language achievement, social-emotional functioning, and adaptive behaviors.