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Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Professor of Neurology Psychiatry and Neurosurgery Muriel D Lezak
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This revised text provides coverage of research and clinical practice in neuropsychology. The 4th edition contains new material on tests, assessment techniques, neurobehavioral disorders, and treatment effects.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Muriel Deutsch Lezak
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The 12 chapters in the second section contain nearly all of the tests and assessment techniques covered in the previous editions plus many additional ones, including newly developed neuropsychological tests, tests from other branches of psychology, research techniques that have only recently been introduced into clinical neuropsychology, tests originating in Europe and elsewhere, and a few measures - as yet untried by neuropsychology - that appear to be potentially useful for neuropsychological purposes. Thus, the third edition of Neuropsychological Assessment maintains its multipurpose functions as an authoritative textbook, reference work, and practitioner's manual

A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : John R. Crawford
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Originally published in 1992, this is a wide-ranging text concerned with the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment in adults. It combines a flexible hypothesis testing approach to assessment with information on specialised test batteries. The book covers the major areas of memory, language, perception, attention, and executive dysfunctions, and includes chapters on dementia, alcohol, drug and toxic conditions, stroke and closed head injury. Assessment of dysfunction in cases involving claims for compensation and chapters on specialised assessment techniques, including automated test procedures, are provided. The book presents a sound introduction to this complex area and gives guidelines for the clinician who may need concise information on a specialised topic.

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

Author : Esther Strauss
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Designed to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Also intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests.

Contributions to Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Arthur Lester Benton
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Over ten years have passed since the publication of the first edition of this invaluable manual for administering, scoring and interpreting the results of these world-renowned neuropsychological tests. Developed by Arthur Benton at the University of Iowa, the tests are used in a wide variety of clinical and research contexts and, since 1983, many new findings have been generated. This thoroughly updated second edition summarizes this research and adds normative data on new populations including children and the elderly.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric and Neuromedical Disorders

Author : Igor Grant
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This is a major revision of a standard reference work for neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. About one-half of the book contains entirely new work by new contributors. New topics not covered in the previous editions include consideration of common sources of neurocognitive morbidity, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and exposure to heavy metals; psychiatric and behavioral disorders associated wtih traumatic brain injury; neuropsychology in relation to everyday functioning; the effects of cognitive impairment on driving skills, and adherence to medical treatments. The Third Edition aims to reflect the enormous developments in neuropsychology in terms of research, clinical applications, and growth of the discipline during the past decade. At one time focused on mapping the cognitive and related consequences of brain injuries, research in neuropsychology has now expanded to much broader considerations of the effects of systemic disease, infection, medications, and inflammatory processes on neurocognition and emotion. The Third Edition attemtps to capture these developments while continuing to adhere to the objective of presenting them in a concise manner in a single volume.

Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Maura Mitrushina
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This reference book presents and critiques normative data for 26 commonly used neuropsychological tests. Locator tables throughout the book guide clinicians to the sets of normative data that are best suited to their needs, depending on the demographic characteristics of their patients. Chapters in the second edition have been updated and revised, and 15 new tests have been reviewed. The way the data are presented has been changed to make the book easier to use. Meta-analytic tables of predicted values for different ages (and education, where relevant) are included for nine tests that have a sufficient number of homogeneous datasets. No other reference offers such an effective framework for the critical evaluation of normative data for neuropsychological tests. Like the first edition, the new edition will be welcomed by practitioners, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as a unique and valuable contribution to the practice of neuropsychology.

Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Robert L. Mapou
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Practicing neuropsychologists and students in clinical neuropsychology must increas ingly cross disciplinary boundaries to understand and appreciate the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neuropharmacological bases of cognition and behavior, cur rent cognitive theory in many different domains of functioning, and the nature and tools of clinical assessment. Although the cognitive functions and abilities of interest are often the same, each of these fields has grappled with them from sometimes very different perspectives. Terminology is often specific to a particular discipline or ap proach, methods are diverse, and the goals or outcomes of study or investigation are usually very different. This book poises itself to provide a largely missing link between traditional approaches to assessment and the growing area of cognitive neuropsy chology. Historically, neuropsychology had as its central core the consideration of evidence from clinical cases. It was the early work of neurologists such as Broca, Wernicke, Hughlings-Jackson, and Liepmann, who evaluated and described the behavioral cor relates of prescribed lesions in individual patients and focused investigation on the lateralization and localization of cognitive abilities in humans. An outgrowth of those approaches was the systematic development of experimental tasks that could be used to elucidate the nature of cognitive changes in individuals with well-described brain lesions.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Author : Igor Grant
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A 1996 survey of the members of the American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomates, published by The Clinical Neuropsychologist journal, selected the first edition of this book as one of the "Essential Books and Journals in North American Clinical Neuropsychology"--a list which included only 10 other titles! The Second Edition has improved further on this high standard. While the authors have retained the same general structure--with the addition of a set of three chapters on psychosocial outcomes--virtually the entire book has been rewritten and thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in this area of knowledge. Part I features new chapters on the Iowa-Benton approach, on cognitive screening methods, and on computers and memory. Part II has been expanded with new chapters on Tourette's syndrome, acute and chronic hypoxemia, HIV infection, schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, and an expanded chapter on Parkinson's disease. Part III is entirely new, and it focuses on life quality outcome in head injury and pulmonary disease. Considerably enlarged in size, this book will remain the basic reference on the neuropsychological aspects of diseases affecting brain and behavior.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Muriel D. Lezak
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Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Nancy Hebben
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the most popular neuropsychological assessment instruments Neuropsychological testing can identify changes in cognition, behavior, and emotion; aid in determining the cause of a disorder or developmental problem; and assist clinicians in planning treatment and rehabilitation. To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment is that source. Completely updated to include the most current instruments, including the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), and the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition presents an overview of the assumptions, logic, knowledge base, and skills underlying the practice of neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological experts Nancy Hebben and William Milberg describe how clinical history, behavioral observations, and formal test results are used to make inferences about the contribution of brain dysfunction to psychological functioning. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major neuropsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition provides comprehensive instruction on neuropsychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. It also addresses practical and conceptual issues related to neuropsychological assessment in geriatric, pediatric, forensic, and other specialized settings. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WIAT-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Processing Assessment

Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults with Visual Impairment

Author : John T. Gallagher, Ed. D.
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This book is the only text of its kind to cover the area of neuropsychological testing of persons without vision or with limited vision. A thorough survey of the existing instruments for assessment of the blind is provided, with reviews of those assessments to help clinicians identify effective tools for assessment work with this population. In addition, new assessment instruments are presented, with instructions for how to administer these assessments and reproducible materials for clinician use. These instruments have been found to be psychometrically sound, with reliability and validity data, collected from over 500 adults, described. Specific case examples in chapters make the process of assessment come alive and allow procedures to be easily understandable. After reading this book, clinicians will be prepared to provide assessments for the visually impaired in the areas of:*Vocation*Academics*Personality*Intelligence, both Verbal and Non-Verbal*Neuropsychology*Executive Functioning*Spatial Ability*Memory, both Verbal and Non-Verbal*Special clinical populations, including those with low birthweight, with a new pervasive developmental disorder definedClassic tests are updated and new tests introduced to represent the cutting edge of assessment of individuals with vision issues. Readers will be equipped to administer a variety of assessments, including:*Tactual Formboard Test (Stoelting Catalog #)*Pattern of Search Test (Stoelting Catalog #)*Adapted Token Test*Auditory Cancellation Test*Michigan Mathematics Test for the Blind*Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test*Haptic Intelligence Scale Subtests, adapting popular cognitive subtests for use as tactile-based assessmentsThis book is the comprehensive guide for neuropsychological assessment of those without vision or limited vision!

Differential Diagnosis in Adult Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Joseph H. Ricker, PhD,ANPP,CN,RP
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This text clearly presents a multitude of variables that potentially affect the results of neuropsychological tests. THe chapter authors, all noted experts in their respective fields, begin with a general discussion of neuropsychological constructs known to impact performance on neuropsychological tests, including demographics, personality, and sociocultural factors. They then present an empirical approach to assessment. They focus on the disorders under discussion (not solely the tests that might be used in diagnosis) and reflect the contributions the field has made to detecting differences in disorders that have neurological underpinnings. The disorders reviewed include dementia, HIV-related syndromes, adult seizure disorders, toxic exposure, mild to severe brain injury, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Contemporary Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Gerald Goldstein
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This timely volume features updates on standardized test batteries, notably the Halstead-Reitan and Lurai-Nebraska systems. In addition to general developments in cognitive psychology, chapters discuss: cognitive and process approaches to assessment the application of computers to neuropsychological testing and advances in the assessment of children, the elderly, and individuals with severe dementia. This up-to-date compendium is a must for psychologists, psychiatrist, and neurologists, both in clinical and research settings.

Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Antonio E. Puente
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The growth of clinical neuropsychology has been unprecedented. This growth has been oriented more toward the provision of than toward the foundation for services. Thus, while a greater number of psychologists are performing a greater number of neuropsychological procedures, there seems to us an uneven parallel growth between these services and the empirical foundations for them. It should come to no one's surprise that increasingly aggressive attacks on the field have been leveled. Despite these attacks, clinical neuropsychology con tinues to enjoy exceptional growth within psychology and acceptance by other health practitioners, insurance companies, legislators, judges, juries, and above all, consumers of our services. Growth without self-reflection is a dangerous enterprise, as is growth without directions. We find it disconcerting that existing and limited "self analysis" has assumed that neuropsychological dysfunction is immune to the same variables that affect psychological dysfunction. Some attention has been paid to the most obvious ones, such as age, but all others have been ignored and/ or misunderstood. This neglect has spawned a body of knowledge replete with questionable data and unfounded conclusions. Hence, it is surprising that clinical neuropsychologists consider themselves to be more scientifically sound than their regular clinical counterparts.

Reliability and Validity in Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Michael D. Franzen
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No other book reviews clinical neuropsychological assessment from an empirical psychometric perspective. In this completely revised and updated 2nd edition, the concepts and methods of psychometric neuropsychology are presented as a framework by which to evaluate current instruments. Newer methodologies and statistical techniques are discussed, such as meta analysis, effect size, confirming factor analysis and ecological validity. The explosion of research in this area since the publication of the first edition in 1989, has been incorporated, including a greatly expanded chapter on child assessment instruments. This volume is a must for the bookshelf of every clinical neuropsychologist as well as researchers and students. Anyone conducting forensic evaluations will especially find useful the information on reliability and validity when preparing for court appearances.

Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Rik Carl D'Amato, PhD
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The field of clinical neuropsychology has grown substantially since the first edition of Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment was published in 1987. While retaining much of its original structure, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. Chapter 5-- "The Neuropsychological Examination"--has been broken into three separate chapters that focus on specific neuropsychological batteries. And three new chapters on brain imaging, neuroanatomy, and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychology have been added. The resulting new edtion is a substantial expansion upon the earlier one. The book is written for recently-trained neuropsychology practitioners and PhD students in clinical psychology who are preparing for careers in neuropsychology. But it should also appeal to experienced clinicians who need a primer on neuropsychological assessment.

Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : Alex Gilandas
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Minority and Cross cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author : F.R. Ferraro
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Minority and Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment pulls together neuropsychological assessment issues across a wide range of minority groups and populations currently underserved. Included are chapters related to African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, and Rural Populations. Some minority groups have not been as widely studied or examined as other groups from a neuropsychological assessment perspective. This book will fill this obvious void. Other chapters are devoted to traditions and trends in clinical neuropsychology, and there is a section that examines the future of minority and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychological assessment. The current literature regarding minority and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychological assessment is quite scattered and it is the goal of this book to provide a more thorough review and refinement of the issues presented.

Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Child Psychology

Author : George W. Hynd
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This volume conveys the purposes, advantages and limitations of neuropsychological assessment in the context of child development and presents cross-disciplinary developments in elaborating brain-behaviour relationships. An historical perspective illustrates how current conceptualizations matured, and an eclectic model is provided to encourage the evaluation of various neuropsychological abilities and functions in a clinically feasible manner. Commonly used assessment batteries and individual tests are concisely presented and evaluated, and the interrelations of test performance, brain functioning, psychological processes and clinical impairment elaborated.