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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.