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TitleContemporary Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment [electronic resource] / edited by Gerald Goldstein, Theresa M. Incagnoli
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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This volume reflects, in part, an update of Clinical Application of Neuropsychoยญ logical Test Batteries, edited by Theresa Incagnoli, Gerald Goldstein, and Charles Golden some 10 years ago. While the initial concept of the present editors involved doing a straightforward update of each chapter, it soon became apparent that the field of clinical neuropsychology had changed so dramatically and rapidly that substantial changes in the outline had to be made. It was our view that sufficient interest remained in the standard comprehenยญ sive neuropsychological test batteries to make an update worthwhile. We asked four senior people to take on this assignment, James Moses, Jr. , andAmold Purisch in the case of the Luria-Nebraska Battery, and James Reed and Homer Reed for the Halstead-Reitan Battery. These individuals all have long-term associations with these procedures and can be viewed as pioneers in their development. Howยญ ever, it also seemed to us that there was an increasing interest in the psychometric aspects of the standard procedures and in assessment issues related to the relative merits of using standard or individualized assessment strategies. Thus, we have chapters by Elbert Russell and Gerald Goldstein that provide discussions of these current methodological and clinical issues. During the past 10 years, the cognitive revolution has made a strong impact on neuropsychology. The interest of cognitive psychologists in brain function has increased dramatically, and we now have an active field of cognitive neuropsyยญ chology, something that was only beginning 10 years ago


1 Recent Trends in Neuropsychological Assessment: An Overview and Update -- 2 Developments in the Psychometric Foundations of Neuropsychological Assessment -- 3 The Clinical Utility of Standardized or Flexible Battery Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment -- 4 The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery -- 5 The Evolution of the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery -- 6 The Boston Process Approach: A Brief History and Current Practice -- 7 What, Where, and Why: What Cognitive Psychology Can Contribute to Clinical Assessment -- 8 Recent Advances in Neuropsychological Assessment of Children -- 9 Recent Developments in Neuropsychological Assessment of the Elderly and Individuals with Severe Dementia -- 10 Psychopathology and Neuropsychological Assessment -- 11 Computer Applications in Neuropsychological Assessment -- 12 Concluding Remarks

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