Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment Treatment Planning for Rehabilitation

ISBN-10: 0826144713
ISBN-13: 9780826144713
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The field of clinical neuropsychology has grown substantially since the first edition. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It is written for recently-trained neuropsychology practitioners and PhD students in clinical psychology who are preparing for careers in neuropsychology.

Contributors
Preface
Foundations of Neurological and Neuropsychological Practice
Understanding the Past, Present, and Future of Clinical Neuropsychology
Neuropsychology and Other Assessment Approaches
Training in Neuropsychology
The Past: Influences on Neuropsychological Theory and Practice
The Present: Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention
The Future: Factors Driving the Future of Neuropsychology
Introduction to Neuropathology and Brain-Behavior Relationships
Introduction and Summary
Early Theories
Scientific Progress
Luria's Theory
Cerebral Specialization
Characteristics of Brain Pathology
Types of Neuropathological Disorders
Conclusions
Treatment Planning and Interventions
Clinical Recommendations for Professional Practice
The Neurological Examination as It Relates to Neuropsychological Issues
Historical Perspective
Basis of the Neurological Examination
General Physical Examination
The Neurological Examination
Cranial Nerve Exam
Motor Exam
Exam of Reflexes
Sensory Exam
Summary
Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging: Integrating and Understanding Structure and Function in Clinical Practice
History of Integrating Brain Morphology and Clinical Practice
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Positron-Emission Tomography
Electroencephalography
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Clinical Recommendations for Professional Practice
Neuropsychological Assessment for Treatment Planning and Intervention
Understanding and Using the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Batteries With Children and Adults
Introduction and History
Fixed Versus Flexible Battery Approach
Psychometric Properties
Evaluating Tests From the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery
Interpreting HRNB Scores and Composites
Treatment Planning in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Summary
Understanding and Using the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Test Batteries With Children and Adults
History of the Luria-Nebraska
Applied Research With the Battery
Luria-Nebraska Test Descriptions
Scales on the Luria-Nebraska Battery
Scoring and Interpretation of the Luria-Nebraska
Psychometric Characteristics of the Battery
Conclusions
Understanding and Using the NEPSY-II With Young Children, Children, and Adolescents
Development and Theoretical Foundation of the NEPSY-II
Materials
Organization and Administration
The Psychometric Properties of the NEPSY-II
Clinical Utility of the NEPSY-II for Diagnosis
Interpretation
Conclusion
Understanding and Using the Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery With Children, Youth, Adults, and in Geriatrics
The Dean-Woodcock Sensory-Motor Battery (DWSMB)
DWSMB Subtests
Validation of the DWSMB
Clinical Recommendations for Professional Practice for the DWSMB
Conclusion
A Descriptive Summary of Essential Neuropsychological Tests
Comprehensive Neuropsychological Test Batteries
Tests of Language Ability
Tests of Nonverbal Reasoning Ability
Visual-Spatial and Constructional Performance
Motor Skills Tests
Tests of Memory and Learning Ability
Tests of Attention, Concentration, and Conceptual Tracking
Objective Personality Testing
Treatment Planning and Interventions
Clinical Recommendations for Professional Practice
Treatment Planning and Intervening with Special Populations and Individuals with Disorders
Brief and Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment of Children and Adults With Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Models of LD Determination
Comorbidity
Reading Disorder
Interventions
Written Language Disorders
Interventions in Written Language
Conclusion
Brief and Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Overview
Brain Structures Related to Addiction Processes
Psychoactive Substance Abuse Research Issues
Assessment Issues
Neuropsychological Assessment
Screening Assessments
Comprehensive Assessment
Marijuana (Cannabis)
Hallucinogens/LSD and Ecstasy
Opiates
Sedatives
Phencyclidine
Cocaine and Other Stimulants
Inhalants and Solvents
Polydrug Abuse
Suggestions for Practitioners
Clinical Considerations
Clinical Recommendations for Treatment Planning and Interventions
Brief and Extended Neuropsychological Assessment of Aging and Dementia
Differential Diagnosis
Neuropsychological Assessment
Brief Assessment Approaches
Extended Neuropsychological Assessment
Case Report
Index

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