The Neuropsychological Assessment Process

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison


When a practitioner begins an assessment there are three major parts to the evaluation. These sections include the intake interview, the assessment, and the feedback. Each of these areas will be described in greater detail as well as the mechanics of neuropsychological report writing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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