OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis that has created sudden and unique challenges within the field of clinical neuropsychology . Adapting neuropsychology services using teleneuropsychology models (e.g . video or telephone assessments) may not always be a viable option for all providers and settings . Based on the existing teleneuropsychology literature, we propose a `` contactless"evidence-based inpatient test battery to be used for in-person assessments amenable to physical distancing .
Method: In addition to the proposed test battery, we suggest a decision-making workflow process to help readers determine the appropriateness of the proposed methods given their patients' needs . Considerations for special populations (i.e . seniors, patients with brain injury, psychiatric patients), feedback, limitations of the proposed physical distancing approach, and future directions are also discussed .
Conclusions: Our aim is that the suggested teleneuropsychology-informed battery and model may inform safe and practical neuropsychological inpatient assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic and other situations requiring contact precautions for infection prevention and control.