Official position of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology on serial neuropsychological assessments: the utility and challenges of repeat test administrations in clinical and forensic contexts

Clin Neuropsychol. 2010 Nov;24(8):1267-78. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2010.526785.


Serial assessments are now common in neuropsychological practice, and have a recognized value in numerous clinical and forensic settings. These assessments can aid in differential diagnosis, tracking neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses over time, and managing various neurologic and psychiatric conditions. This document provides a discussion of the benefits and challenges of serial neuropsychological testing in the context of clinical and forensic assessments. Recommendations regarding the use of repeated testing in neuropsychological practice are provided.

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Forensic Medicine / standards*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Neuropsychological Tests / standards*
  • Neuropsychology / standards*
  • Reproducibility of Results