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What Is A Psychometrist?

Neuropsychological evaluation at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, is recommended for individuals who display difficulties or changes in thinking, memory, speech, personality, or other behaviors which are significant enough to interfere with their daily living or development.

 

What is a psychometrist?

 

A psychometrist is an individual who is highly trained in administering and scoring various tests and instruments that assess your neuropsychological functioning. Psychometrists work under the supervision of a licensed neuropsychologist.

 

Responsibilities

 

It is the responsibility of the psychometrist to guide you through the examination. In order to ensure that the doctor is able to interpret accurate results, the psychometrist will urge you to do your best on all of the tests that are administered. The psychometrist will give you standardized directions for each test, but will also offer more explanations as necessary. We also want you to be comfortable and relaxed, so breaks will be offered whenever they are needed.

 

Psychometrists are assigned cases based on areas of expertise and experience. Be assured that the psychometrist with whom you work will do her utmost to provide for your comfort while you are in the Neuropsychology Laboratory.