Neurological vs. Neuropsychological Evaluations

Presuming that each area of the brain controls a specific function; and that damage to any area the brain results in a corresponding functional deficit: 

Neurological Evaluations focus on locating and treating permanent damage to the specific physical structure of the brain, caused by brain injury or epilepsy.


Neuropsychological Evaluations focus on identifying and treating the functional deficits created by both structural damage and developmental disability in specific areas or lobes of the brain by assessing strengths and weaknesses in intelligence and achievement, social and emotional development, personality and behavior, sensory and perceptual processing, language and communication, memory and attention, balance and movement, and executive functioning (planning, organization, abstract reasoning & problem solving).