Neuropsychologist

Simplified definition

A psychologist specializing in the relation between how the brain works and its impact on a person’s daily life.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“A neuropsychologist is a specialized psychologist primarily concerned with cognitive functions especially functions impeded by the presence of a disease, condition, or injury that affects the brain.”

Source: NeuroHealth Arlington Heights. What Is the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Neuropsychologist. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

“Neuropsychologists administer tests that clarify how an injury has altered the brain’s ability to process information and explain specific changes in behavior. These tests determine rehabilitation needs and g guide the treatment.”

Source: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehab Insights. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Note

  • A neuropsychologist can treat, for example, children with learning disabilities, adults who suffer a head trauma or a stroke, and elderly people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
  • A neuropsychologist, is a psychologist who has specialized in neuropsychology.

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