Saw the Neuropsychologist for testing this morning. Just as I’ve previously explained about this tests I’ve taken, this one was… well… very close to the others. I recognized this as being the same as testing that I’ve done before.
The counting is easy to do… when I use my special way of counting numbers/letters that are spoken to me. “…put your fingers on the table and DON’T move them….”
(sure…. Don’t need to move fingers to count with them…)
Then there was the one about having a large story read to me, and describe what the whole thing was about back to her. The problem with that one is… that thing called: short-term memory. She would tell a long story, but I wouldn’t be able to remember much about what was just told to me.
Maybe I just didn’t enjoy the stories? Maybe? I’ve heard better….
Ah! There was this last one that I did and it was just too easy for me. Had four cards laid on the table in front of me with each card having a picture on it.
Square. Circle. Star. Triangle.
Each card has one a different number of shapes (3 squares or 2 triangles or 4 circles…. you understand.) The shapes on the card were one of the four colors.
Basically, she said “start”. Then, I took a card from the pile next to me and I had to decide if we were matching numbers, shapes or colors. I’d lay one down below one of the cards shown and she would say “yes” or “no”. After one or two cards that I laid down, I had it figured out. Then she said “change” and I would have to find a different way to match the cards. SHAPE or COLOR or NUMBER of images shown.
Heck, that last one was WAY too easy for me. The others…. not so much.