NCA engages a range of tests – each one will stimulate a specific cognitive function. Through a combination of examinations, your therapist can get a clear insight into what’s happening in your brain.
So, while we can’t share the exact tests you’ll be asked to carry out, we can explain the types of assessments you might take.
Neurocognitive Assessments ask you to solve a variety of questions in a limited timescale. You’ll answer problems that examine your responses to mental arithmetic, written comprehension, and spatial awareness – a little like an IQ test.
The timescale of an NCA test is often the key to identifying the agility of your thinking processes. It can feel a little stressful, but this is just to test your ability to work at speed.