Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment

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Beschreibung

Neuropsychological testing can identify changes in cognition,behavior, and emotion; aid in determining the cause of the change(e.g., neurologic disease, psychiatric disorders, or developmentalproblems); and assist clinicians in planning treatment andrehabilitation. To use these tests properly, professionals need anauthoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer,score, and interpret them. Written by two leading experts inneuropsychological assessment, Essentials of NeuropsychologicalAssessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered. Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment provides comprehensiveinstruction on test administration, scoring, and interpretation.The authors also address practical and conceptual issues related toneuropsychological assessment in geriatric, pediatric, forensic,and other specialized settings, as well as the essentials of reportwriting and common neuropsychological syndromes.



Autorentext
NANCY HEBBEN, PhD, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

WILLIAM MILBERG, PhD, GRECC, VA Boston Healthcare, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.



Klappentext
Neuropsychological testing can identify changes in cognition, behavior, and emotion; aid in determining the cause of the change (e.g., neurologic disease, psychiatric disorders, or developmental problems); 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. Written by two leading experts in neuropsychological assessment, Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment is that source.

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 psychological 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 provides comprehensive instruction on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. The authors also address practical and conceptual issues related to neuropsychological assessment in geriatric, pediatric, forensic, and other specialized settings, as well as the essentials of report writing and common neuropsychological syndromes.



Inhalt
Series Preface.

Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment.

The Discipline of Neuropsychological Assessment.

Essentials of the Interview and Clinical History.

Essentials of Test Selection, Administration, and Scoring.

Essentials of Interpretation.

Special Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment.

Essentials of Report Writing.

Appendix A: A General Guide for Neuropsychological Assessment.

Appendix B: Essentials of the Neurobehavioral Syndromes.

References.

Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

About the Authors.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment
Autor
EAN
9780471215899
ISBN
978-0-471-21589-9
Format
E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller
Wiley
Herausgeber
Wiley
Genre
Sonstiges
Veröffentlichung
01.07.2002
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
1.17 MB
Anzahl Seiten
264
Jahr
2002
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