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Neuropsychological Services

Neuropsychology looks at the relationship between brain function (or cognition) and behaviour.

Clinical neuropsychologists in New Zealand are registered clinical psychologists who specialise in the brain and how it is linked to behaviour, emotions and lifestyle. The Neuropsychological Services team carries out neuropsychological assessments and provides therapy programmes.

Our services

Neuropsychological assessments

Neuropsychological assessments assess performance related to brain impairment, for people with mild traumatic brain injury.

Cognitive rehabilitation and therapy

Cognitive rehabilitation and therapy help people identified with mild traumatic brain injury towards recovery.

Common neuropsychological issues we work with

Children and adolescents

• Traumatic brain injury and concussion
• Autism spectrum disorders
• Learning disabilities including dyslexia
• ADHD or other behavioural problems
• Genetic disorders and neurological conditions, such as epilepsy or seizures
• General intellectual ability and educational performance – normal, disability or giftedness
• Behavioural management for families of children with neuropsychological or cognitive difficulties


• Traumatic brain injury and concussion
• Stroke and aneurysm
• Brain tumours and the effects of cancer treatment on the brain
• Dementias and mild cognitive impairment
• Neurological disorders: Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s
• Depression and anxiety associated with brain injury or neurological disorders
• Adult attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Adult Asperger’s syndrome
• Intellectual disability
• General intellectual ability (IQ) and cognitive performance


ACC-funded referrals are made by ACC case managers. Other organisations or individuals can also fund referrals.


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