The neuropsychologist will often assess thinking (cognitive) abilities. If difficulties are apparent they would then typically provide advice and instruction in how to make use of strategies and techniques for minimising the consequences of these difficulties.
The neuropsychologist will often assess the more emotional side of the consequences of brain injury as well as looking at any changes in behaviour that may have occurred. It is not uncommon for people to experience feelings of:
- Increases in feelings of tiredness and fatigue
The neuropsychologist may provide psychotherapy to help with these symptoms.
The work of the neuropsychologist is undertaken through individual sessions with people, within group sessions and, frequently, in conjunction with other therapists within the rehabilitation team. We offer group based interventions for help with fatigue, memory and irritability / frustration problems following brain injury.