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Neuropsychological Interventions : Clinical Research and Practice - Paul J. Eslinger

Neuropsychological Interventions

Clinical Research and Practice

By: Paul J. Eslinger (Editor)

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Neuropsychological rehabilitation is increasingly recognized as an essential component of health care for brain-injured patients. Yet at a time of rapid growth in the field, many questions remain about the optimal structure and content of clinical services and the efficacy of particular interventions. This volume reviews the state of the science of neuropsychological interventions, describing the ideas and methods that underlie treatment development and evaluation. A framework for multidimensional rehabilitation services is established in chapters from an array of leading clinical investigators. Weighing the strengths and limitations of existing work, and identifying promising directions for new clinical applications, the book provides vital knowledge for anyone working in or studying this dynamic area of practice.

'This timely book, edited by a leading cognitive neuroscientist, represents an important contribution to the movement toward evidence-based interventions. Chapters by recognized experts provide a background in the history and methodology of cognitive neurorehabilitation, synthesize recent research, and appraise the applications to intervention in various neurobehavioral domains. Written from a scientific perspective, yet equally relevant to clinical practice, this is an indispensable book for both investigators and practitioners.' - Harvey S. Levin, PhD, Psychology Division, Baylor College of Medicine; 'This book will be of immediate and vital importance to clinical neuropsychologists and allied professionals involved in caring for brain-damaged patients... The field of neuropsychological rehabilitation, growing exponentially in size and importance, has been waiting for two decades for a definitive textbook of this caliber. This book is essential reading for clinical and experimental neuropsychologists, rehabilitation therapists, speech therapists, and others who care for patients with brain injury. It would also serve as an excellent textbook for a graduate-level course on neuropsychological rehabilitation. Finally, students enrolled in postdoctoral residency training programs in clinical neuropsychology should have access to this book.' - Daniel Tranel, PhD, Department of Neurology, University of lowa; 'A timely and worthy contribution... Each author has hewed to the editor's charge to evaluate neuropsychological interventions 'clinically and scientifically.' The result is a comprehensive treatment of current problems and practice in neuropsychological rehabilitation that is refreshingly frank and honest. The theoretical and evidentiary bases for practice are critically reviewed. This volume not only can serve as a reference for practitioners and students, but also sets out a clear research agenda for the field.' - Michael Weinrich, MD; 'This book offers the most current, integrated knowledge of neuropsychological rehabilitation and clinical neuroscience. It examines many new advances in the field and demonstrates the significance of treating the brain-injured person as a whole, rather than as a collection of symptoms. Focusing on studies that have real-world applications, the book clearly outlines innovative research methodology to improve chances for replication... Will become a gold standard in the field.' - Giuseppe Zappala, MD, Unit of Behavioral Neurology, Clinical Neurotraumatology and Rehabilitation, Garibaldi Hospital, Catania, Italy

Foundations of Neuropsychological Interventions
Approaching Interventions Clinically and Scientificallyp. 3
Theoretical Bases for Neuropsychological Interventionsp. 16
Neuropsychological Assessment for Treatment Planning and Researchp. 38
Pharmacological Treatment of Cognitive Impairments: Conceptual and Methodological Considerationsp. 59
Design and Evaluation of Rehabilitation Experimentsp. 80
Models of Intervention for Neuropsychological Impairments
The Rehabilitation of Attentionp. 105
Learning and Memory Impairmentsp. 137
Visuoperceptual Impairmentsp. 163
Models of Language Rehabilitationp. 182
Apraxiap. 222
The Enigma of Executive Functioning: Theoretical Contributions to Therapeutic Interventionsp. 246
The Rehabilitation of Neurologically Based Social Disturbancesp. 266
Emotion-Related Processing Impairmentsp. 294
Future Directions
Summary and Analysis of Emerging Intervention Modelsp. 339
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781572307445
ISBN-10: 1572307447
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 8th February 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65