Academic Skills

There are many styles of report writing in use by neuropsychologists.  Some clinicians use a prefabricated template and type in data during or after the interview.  Others prefer to dictate reports orally and have them transcribed.    There is also a program called Shortkeys which relies on typed codes that produce entire paragraphs which can be tailored to the client at hand.  Finally, some clinicians start from scratch when they write each report.

Neuropsychologists are interested in describing brain functioning.  In order to do this they rely on the neuropsychological domains listed above.  Neuropsychological domains are distinct types of functions which the brain uses to execute behaviors.  Some clinicians also include additional domains such as processing speed.  If you click on the links above, you will be provided with more detailed descriptions of these neurocognitive domains.