Learning disabilities can take many forms. The most common are those that affect reading, spelling/writing, or mathematics. Problems with learning may occur while a person is still a child or as an adult. The sooner the problem is identified, the sooner the individual affected can receive the help that he/she needs.
If a problem with learning is suspected, neuropsychological testing may determine if there is a problem, what it is, and how best to treat it. Neuropsychological testing “goes beyond” traditional psychoeducational testing in that it measures functions of the brain that are required for learning.
These functions include attention, memory, language, decision making and planning, in addition to aspects of intelligence and the person’s learning achievement levels.