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About Neuropsychologists and Psychometrists

What is a neuropsychologist?

 

A clinical neuropsychologist is a professional psychologist trained in the science of brain-behavior relationships. A clinical neuropsychologist specializes in the application of assessment and intervention principles based on the scientific study of human behavior across the lifespan as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.

 

Source:  The Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology

 

What is a psychometrist?

 

A psychometrist is trained in administering and scoring tests and instruments that examine thinking abilities. UK psychometrists hold a masters degree and are licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our psychometrists work under the supervision of a neuropsychologist. Psychometrists are responsible for guiding patients through examinations. In order to ensure accurate results, psychometrists will encourage a patient to perform to the best of his/her abilities on all tests. 

 

Be assured that UK psychometrists will work to ensure your comfort while you are at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. 

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