Preparing for Neuropsychological Testing

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.


Your Visit


Your visit can last from two to six hours, depending on the questions asked by your doctor and the needs found by the neuropsychologist. To be prepared for a visit of this length:

  • Make sure that you dress in comfortable clothes and get a good night’s rest before your appointment.
  • Take any medicine as you do each day. Also, bring these with you, so that you can take them at the normal times if that is necessary.
  • Bring glasses for reading or a hearing aid if you normally wear these.
  • Snacks are available in our cafeteria, or feel free to bring these with you if you feel you will get hungry during the day. If testing goes into the afternoon, ample time for a lunch break will be provided.
  • If you have a family member or friend who knows your condition or current problems, please bring them with you. A parent or guardian must come with a child for testing. During the tests, your family members or friends will be asked to leave the room.