Specialist cognitive assessment
Dr. Sugarman is able to offer cognitive and neuropsychological assessments for adults. She is one of the only psychologists in Hong Kong who specialises in adult neuropsychological and cognitive assessments.
Details of the different types of assessments available are provided below. If you have any queries about these assessments, please get in touch.
Cognitive assessments for adults
Once adults have reached maturation in their cognitive development, there is a degree of normal variation in the pattern of skills. A cognitive assessment can help adults to identify the specific strengths and weaknesses in their cognitive profile. Cognitive assessment involves close examination of various cognitive abilities including general intellect (IQ), memory, attention, processing speed and executive functioning, in comparison with age-matched peers. The report will offer a comprehensive overview of an individual's cognitive functioning and recommendations for how to maximise their potential. Examples of situations where cognitive assessment may be useful include:
- Detecting clinically significant relative strengths and weaknesses in an individual's profile that can help to inform adaptations to their approach at university or work;
- Diagnosis of ADHD or dyslexia;
- Investigating changes in cognitive function that may be secondary to physical health conditions or psychological factors such as stress and burnout.
Neuropsychological assessments for adults
Neurological conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and stroke are often associated with changes in cognitive abilities such as problem-solving abilities, speed of information processing and memory. These changes may be subtle and difficult to detect without specialist assessment.
Neuropsychological assessment can help to identify subtle changes that may be attributable to changes in the brain. It can also help to detect when changes are more likely to be attributable to non-organic (psychological) factors, rather than neurological changes.