Evaluating Cognition and Performance Through Cognitive Domains

  • Sarah E. FoidelEmail author


Assessment of people with a neurocognitive disorder is a complicated and interprofessional process. Health professionals lack a common language to describe cognitive deficits limiting interprofessional communication and care planning. This chapter details a unique approach by using the DSM-5’s cognitive domains as a framework for assessment. In addition, performance-based testing and functional observations are emphasized. Functional assessments are an excellent tool to emphasize strengths allowing robust person-centered care.


Functional cognition Cognitive domains Performance-based testing Skill-based testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Occupational TherapyPacific UniversityHillsboroUSA

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