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From The CriticsReviewer: Sheila M. Dowd, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Now in its fourth edition, this book provides the latest information on neuropsychological assessment and is an excellent reference source.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide a wide range of information currently relevant to the appreciation and completion of neuropsychological assessments. The authors were successful with this very comprehensive task, and the book will continue to be valuable in psychology training, practice, and research.
Audience: This book is useful for graduate students and clinicians, both in the specialty field of neuropsychology and for those who use neuropsychological testing in their practice or research. The authorship has expanded with this latest edition and includes credible and respected psychologists.
Features: Last published in 1995, the book follows the structure of past editions, offering basic theory and brain structure, an account of tests and techniques, descriptions of the neurological disorders, and a discussion of most adult tests. Because of the book's consistent format, it is a dependable resource. The authors include informative case examples. Additionally, the appendices are an excellent reference list of test publishers.
Assessment: With each edition, the text reflects the latest research and innovations in the ever expanding field of neuropsychological testing. It is helpful for both graduate students and practitioners. This book continues to be one of the leading comprehensive books in the area of neuropsychological assessment, and it will remain on my bookshelf as a resource.