What is it about?
This study examined the contributions of neuropsychological assessment to an Adult Protective Services Program across a 10 year period. Neuropsychological assessment appears to present a significant contribution to APS services, both in terms of improving protective outcomes (reduced or eliminated protective issues) and providing unique information for case conceptualization and intervention.
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Why is it important?
This study demonstrates Neuropsychology consultation is likely to benefit suspected victims of elder and dependent adult abuse as well as APS agencies in their goal of examining intervention needs and improving case outcomes. In particular, neuropsychological evaluation indicated executive functions, language, and learning and memory impairments were significant contributors to functional outcomes.
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This page is a summary of: Utilizing comprehensive neuropsychological assessment in adult protective service intervention., Professional Psychology Research and Practice, October 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/pro0000403.
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