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TitleNeuropsychology [electronic resource] / edited by Gerald Goldstein, Paul David Nussbaum, Sue R. Beers
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1998
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-1950-2
Descript XVII, 497 p. online resource

SUMMARY

In this volume of the series Human Brain Function: Assessment and Rehabilitation we cover the area of how brain function is assessed with behavioral or neuropsychologยญ ical instruments. These assessments are typically conducted by clinical neuropsyยญ chologists or behavioral neurologists, and so we made an effort to present the somewhat differing approaches to these two related disciplines. Clinical neuropsyยญ chologists are psychologists who typically utilize standardized tests, while behavยญ ioral neurologists are physicians who generally assess brain function as part of the clinical neurological evaluation. Both approaches have much to offer. The basic assumption of neuropsychological assessment is that the brain is the organ of behavior, and therefore, the condition of the brain may be evaluated with behavioral measures. Neuropsychological tests are those measures found by reยญ search to be particularly sensitive to alterations in brain function. An adequate neuropsychological test is a procedure that can be related to some objective meaยญ sure of alteration in brain function. Over the years, these objective measures have changed, but generally involve documentation through direct observation of brain tissue, or through histological, pathological, neuroimaging, or other laboratory procedures. The methods described in the first two volumes of this series describe the neuroimaging procedures that are often used in the validation of neuropsychoยญ logical tests


CONTENT

1 Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment -- I Developmental Considerations -- 2 Neuropsychology of Infants and Young Children -- 3 Neuropsychological Assessment of Older Children -- 4 Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults -- 5 Neuropsychological Assessment of the Elderly -- II Clinical Considerations -- 6 Evaluation of High-Functioning Autism -- 7 Evaluation of Head Trauma -- 8 Evaluation of Cerebrovascular Disease -- 9 Evaluation of Demyelinating and Degenerative Disorders -- 10 Assessment following Neurotoxic Exposure -- 11 Assessing Medically Ill Patients: Diabetes Mellitus as a Model Disease -- 12 Evaluation of Neoplastic Processes -- 13 Evaluation of Patients with Epilepsy -- 14 Evaluation of Neuropsychiatric Disorders -- III Specialized Assessment -- 15 Neuropsychological Assessment of Abstract Reasoning -- 16 Neuropsychological Assessment of Memory -- 17 Neuropsychological Assessment of Aphasia -- 18 Assessment of Spatial Abilities -- 19 Neuropsychological Assessment of Motor Skills -- 20 Assessment Methods in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry


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