Psychological tests for clinical-neuropsychological assessment

Would you like to spend less time laboriously scoring paper-and-pencil tests and instead utilize all the advantages of digital testing? Do you need a wide range of tests that assess neuropsychologically relevant dimensions?

Identification of the type and localization of brain damage does not in itself provide sufficient information about the extent (quantitative) and nature (qualitative) of any functional impairment. Reliable and valid neuropsychologically relevant tests and efficient treatment methods are needed if functional impairments are to be assessed in both quantitative and qualitative terms and subsequently treated.

The Vienna Test System NEURO is precisely tailored to this problem and offers valid neuropsychological assessment without much effort.

Psychological tests in neuropsychological assessment

You have at your fingertips specific and sensitive tests covering all the relevant neuropsychological functions and sub-functions, in accordance with the guidelines of the prestigious German Neuropsychological Society.

The tests include established and well-known tools such as the Trail Making Test (TMT-L) and the Tower of London (TOL-F), and tests that measure time-sensitive dimensions, such as the Perception and attention functions battery (WAF).

Specific, exact, theory-led – the three fundamentals of the tests in the Vienna Test System and the cognitive training programs in CogniPlus provide certainty in assessment and therapy.

Application areas

Neurological disorders

Our psychometric tests help you make a differentiated assessment of cognitive deficits in neurological patients. In addition, SCHUHFRIED provide constantly updated, symptom-specific norms to assist you in classifying the disorders/injuries. CogniPlus gives you access to corresponding training programs.

Mental disorders

In patients with psychiatric symptoms, a supplementary neuropsychological assessment provides additional clarity about the extent of the disorder and helps determine an appropriate treatment method. SCHUHFRIED’s specially compiled test sets make it easier for you to assess cognitive deficits.

Work reintegration

The Vienna Test System NEURO enables you to assess clients’ cognitive status, providing an objective basis for therapy and rehabilitation measures. Use it to help your clients return to work after traumatic brain injury, mental illness or other causes of cognitive impairment.

Overview of test dimensions

Attention

Attention is the central basic component for a variety of processes, such as perception, memory and problem-solving ability, and thus represents one of the most important prerequisites for all types of cognitive performance.

Attention
Concentration
Sustained attention
Vigilance

Memory

Memory skills serve to retain, organize and, if necessary, retrieve recorded information. Memory disorders often occur in a highly specific way, for example only in long-term memory or only when calling up verbal information.

Memory
Long-term memory
Short-term memory
Working memory

Executive functions

Executive functions play a decisive role in steering action, i.e. in anticipating, planning and executing an action in a targeted manner. In everyday life, executive functions are needed above all in complex situations, such as driving a car or doing sports.

Executive functions
Cognitive flexibility
Figural fluency
Interference
Logical reasoning
Perseveration
Planning ability
Response inhibition
Task switching

Social Cognition

Social cognition is the ability to understand fellow human beings and to put oneself in their place. It develops in childhood, but can also be impaired in adulthood by various psychological disorders and after neurological diseases.

Social Cognition
Empathy
Theory of Mind

Spatial processing

Spatial processing means being able to imagine objects in a three-dimensional space and move them in front of the inner eye, for example by mental rotation. This is not only important in many technical professions, but also in everyday life, for example when orienting yourself in unknown environments.

Spatial processing
Mental rotation
Visual orientation ability
Visuoconstruction

Language and number comprehension

Through speech processing, people are able to understand and speak language. Disruptions in this processing can severely impair the independence of people from verbal communication to simple tasks such as writing shopping lists.

Language and number comprehension
Language comprehension
Number comprehension
Object naming
Verbal fluency

Processing speed

Processing speed describes how quickly information from the environment is understood in a meaningful way. Processing speed decreases with age, but can also be slower in a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Processing speed
Processing speed

Reactive behavior & visual functions

In critical situations, such as when crossing an intersection, it is important both to get a quick overview of potential dangers and to react adequately to them so as not to endanger oneself or others.

Reaction behaviour & visual abilities
Ability to react
Eye-hand coordination
Hazard perception
Obtaining an overview - traffic
Perceptual speed
Peripheral perception
Stress tolerance
Visual orientation ability
Visual perception

Sensomotor functions

Sensomotorics is the interplay of visual information and motor actions that enables targeted movements. This ability enables everyday activities such as cooking or sewing, right up to controlling heavy machines.

Sensorimotor activity
Eye-hand coordination
Eye-hand-foot coordination
Fine motor skills

Clinical-psychological dimensions

Clinical-psychological symptoms often occur in connection with and interact with organic damage, for example, depressive symptoms can occur in response to organic damage. Their recording is therefore an important part both for the diagnosis of disorders and for deriving rehabilitation measures.

Clinical-psychological dimensions
Aggression
Alcohol dependency
Clinical-psychological symptoms
Mood and wellbeing
Social self-concept
Stress & burnout
Suicide risk

Other dimensions

In clinical-psychological everyday life, subjective performance and the validation of symptoms can provide important additional information. The subjective performance capacity can be useful for the derivation of measures, especially if it deviates from objective assessments, whereas the symptom validation is often used in an expert opinion context if there is a considerable secondary disease gain for patients.

Other dimensions
Concretism
Mouse use
Multi-tasking
Subjective ability
Symptom validity assessment

The perfect team:
Vienna Test System and CogniPlus

The theory-led "Test – Training – Evaluation" concept.

In addition to the Vienna Test System, we are offering you CogniPlus – a training program for attention functions, executive functions, memory, spatial processing and visuomotor functions.

The CogniPlus trainings are based on the same theoretical models as the tests of the Vienna Test System to which they correspond; this provides an efficient and theoretically sound link between assessment/training and the subsequent analysis of effectiveness. The corresponding tests and training programs are based on the same theoretically clearly defined constructs but involve different tasks. This enables a reliable distinction to be made between the material–specific learning effect and the desired training effect.

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