Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment: A Cognitive Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Practicing neuropsychologists and students in clinical neuropsychology must increas­ ingly cross disciplinary boundaries to understand and appreciate the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neuropharmacological bases of cognition and behavior, cur­ rent cognitive theory in many different domains of functioning, and the nature and tools of clinical assessment. Although the cognitive functions and abilities of interest are often the same, each of these fields has grappled with them from sometimes very different perspectives. Terminology is often specific to a particular discipline or ap­ proach, methods are diverse, and the goals or outcomes of study or investigation are usually very different. This book poises itself to provide a largely missing link between traditional approaches to assessment and the growing area of cognitive neuropsy­ chology. Historically, neuropsychology had as its central core the consideration of evidence from clinical cases. It was the early work of neurologists such as Broca, Wernicke, Hughlings-Jackson, and Liepmann, who evaluated and described the behavioral cor­ relates of prescribed lesions in individual patients and focused investigation on the lateralization and localization of cognitive abilities in humans. An outgrowth of those approaches was the systematic development of experimental tasks that could be used to elucidate the nature of cognitive changes in individuals with well-described brain lesions.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher Randolph, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book describes models for understanding and assessing various cognitive functions in humans. It also reviews how domains of cognition are affected in certain neurobehavioral disorders by citing clinical and research findings.
Purpose: The book was developed to add to the literature on the cognitively oriented approaches to clinical neuropsychological assessment. The authors clarify how specific patterns of cognitive and motor difficulties are associated with particular neurobehavioral disorders by applying cognitive neuropsychological research to clinical practice. The book represents an important step in linking empirically based research with clinical cognitive neuropsychology.
Audience: The book is intended primarily for scientist-practitioners in the field of cognitive neuropsychology. It will provide a useful survey text for students at all levels as well as a detailed, comprehensive review of the latest research for professionals already practicing in the field. The editors and contributors are established, credible professionals in academic neuropsychology.
Features: The references are both thorough and up-to-date, providing a comprehensive review of the classic and recent literature on cognitive neuropsychology and various neurobehavioral disorders. Empirical data is provided often in easily understood tables. The book also provides a unique tool for students by including case reports with test data and interpretation.
Assessment: This book should provide an appropriate text for students beginning in the field of cognitive neuropsychology and a comprehensive review of the latest research for the scientist-practitioner. It represents a meaningful advancement in joining the practice of clinical neuropsychological assessment with empirically based cognitive neuropsychological research. The book highlights the need for linking science and clinical practice.
From the Publisher
'The book is a useful introduction to the main current problems of neuropsychological assessment.'
Neuropsychologia

'This book does more than fill a gap; it provides a needed link between rich and growing cognitive neuropsychology literature and the practice of clinical neuropsychology.'
from the Foreword by Catherine A. Mateer

From The Critics
Reviewer: Christopher Randolph, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book describes models for understanding and assessing various cognitive functions in humans. It also reviews how domains of cognition are affected in certain neurobehavioral disorders by citing clinical and research findings.
Purpose: The book was developed to add to the literature on the cognitively oriented approaches to clinical neuropsychological assessment. The authors clarify how specific patterns of cognitive and motor difficulties are associated with particular neurobehavioral disorders by applying cognitive neuropsychological research to clinical practice. The book represents an important step in linking empirically based research with clinical cognitive neuropsychology.
Audience: The book is intended primarily for scientist-practitioners in the field of cognitive neuropsychology. It will provide a useful survey text for students at all levels as well as a detailed, comprehensive review of the latest research for professionals already practicing in the field. The editors and contributors are established, credible professionals in academic neuropsychology.
Features: The references are both thorough and up-to-date, providing a comprehensive review of the classic and recent literature on cognitive neuropsychology and various neurobehavioral disorders. Empirical data is provided often in easily understood tables. The book also provides a unique tool for students by including case reports with test data and interpretation.
Assessment: This book should provide an appropriate text for students beginning in the field of cognitive neuropsychology and a comprehensive review of the latest research for the scientist-practitioner. It represents a meaningful advancement in joining the practice of clinical neuropsychological assessment with empirically based cognitive neuropsychological research. The book highlights the need for linking science and clinical practice.
Christopher Randolph
This book describes models for understanding and assessing various cognitive functions in humans. It also reviews how domains of cognition are affected in certain neurobehavioral disorders by citing clinical and research findings. The book was developed to add to the literature on the cognitively oriented approaches to clinical neuropsychological assessment. The authors clarify how specific patterns of cognitive and motor difficulties are associated with particular neurobehavioral disorders by applying cognitive neuropsychological research to clinical practice. The book represents an important step in linking empirically based research with clinical cognitive neuropsychology. The book is intended primarily for scientist-practitioners in the field of cognitive neuropsychology. It will provide a useful survey text for students at all levels as well as a detailed, comprehensive review of the latest research for professionals already practicing in the field. The editors and contributors are established, credible professionals in academic neuropsychology. The references are both thorough and up-to-date, providing a comprehensive review of the classic and recent literature on cognitive neuropsychology and various neurobehavioral disorders. Empirical data is provided often in easily understood tables. The book also provides a unique tool for students by including case reports with test data and interpretation. This book should provide an appropriate text for students beginning in the field of cognitive neuropsychology and a comprehensive review of the latest research for the scientist-practitioner. It represents a meaningful advancement in joining the practice of clinical neuropsychologicalassessment with empirically based cognitive neuropsychological research. The book highlights the need for linking science and clinical practice.
Booknews
Contributors describe approaches to assessment of specific aspects of cognition, reviewing the historical roots of clinical neuropsychology, and detailing assessment of attention, problem solving, language and reading disorders, and memory. They discuss a cognitive framework for neuropsychological assessment and future directions in integrating cognitive and clinical neuropsychology. Includes case histories and chapter summaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306448690
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Series: Critical Issues in Neuropsychology Series
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; R.L. Mapou. Assessment of Specific Functions: Assessment of Attention across the Lifespan; A.F. Mirsky, et al. Assessment of Problem Solving and Executive Functions; F.C. Goldstein, R.C. Green. Language Disorders; D. Caplan. A Cognitive Neuropsychological Framework for Assessing Reading Disorders; G. Glosser, R.B. Friedman. Assessment of Visuocognitive Processses; D.X. Capruso, et al. Assessment of Learning and Memory; G.J. Larrabee, T.H. Crook III. Selected Approaches to Assessment: The Approach of A.R. Luria to Neuropsychological Assessment; K. Jørgensen, A.L. Christensen. Cognitive Neuropsychology and Assessment; J. Kay, S. Franklin. A Hypothesis testing Approach to Assessment; K.W. Walsh. Integration: A Cognitive Framework for Neuropsychological Assessment; R.L. Mapou. Integrating Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology: Current Issues and Future Directions; J. Spector. Index.
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