The author has written an easily accessible summary of neuropsychological tests, neuropsychiatric disorders, and the relationships of test performance to disorder and treatment strategy. This ready reference provides neuropsychologists with an understanding of the medical context within which neuropsychological evaluation and psychosocial therapy takes place.
Introduction: Flexible Approaches. Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery. Factors that Influence Test Performance: Handedness. Aging. Education, Gender, and Ethnicity. Assessment Strategies and Instruments: Records Review. Interview. Behavioral Observations. Mental Status Evaluation. Orientation. Attention. Memory. Intelligence. Speech and Language. Deficits, Competencies, and Disabilities: Deficit Determination. Self-Care and Independent Living. Driving. Academic and Vocational Training. Psychosocial Therapies: Coma Simulation. Behavior Modification. Cognitive Rehabilitation. Psychotherapy. Disorders: Closed Head Injury. Stroke. Epilepsy. Alzheimer's Disease. Parkinson's Disease. Multiple Sclerosis. Huntington's Disease. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Brain Tumors. AnoxiaHypoxia. Alcohol. Drugs and Neurotoxins. 14 additional articles. Index.
Series: Language of Science
Number Of Pages: 393
Published: January 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.7