A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary

Hardcover | April 7, 2006

byEsther Strauss, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Otfried Spreen

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For the practicing neuropsychologist or researcher, keeping up with the sheer number of newly published or updated tests is a challenge, as is evaluating the utility and psychometric properties of neuropsychological tests in a clinical context. The goal of the third edition of A Compendium ofNeuropsychological Tests, a well-established neuropsychology reference text, is twofold. First, the Compendium is intended to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Second, it is intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature inneuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests. For this third edition, all chapters have been extensively revised and updated. The text has been considerably expanded to provide a comprehensive yet practical overview of the state of the field. Two new chapters have been added: "Psychometrics in Neuropsychological Assessment" and "Norms inPsychological Assessment." The first two chapters present basic psychometric concepts and principles. Chapters three and four consider practical aspects of the history-taking interview and the assessment process itself. Chapter five provides guidelines on report-writing and chapters six throughsixteen consist of detailed, critical reviews of neuropsychological tests, and address the topics of intelligence, achievement, executive function, attention, memory, language, visual perception, somatosensory olfactory function, mood/personality, and response bias. A unique feature is theinclusion of tables that summarize salient features of tests within each domain so that readers can easily compare measures. Additional tables within each test review summarize important features of each test, highlight aspects of each normative dataset, and provide an overview of psychometricproperties. Of interest to neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and educational and clinical psychologists working with adults as well as pediatric populations, this volume will aid practitioners in selecting appropriate testing measures for their patients, and will provide them withthe knowledge needed to make empirically supported interpretations of test results.

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For the practicing neuropsychologist or researcher, keeping up with the sheer number of newly published or updated tests is a challenge, as is evaluating the utility and psychometric properties of neuropsychological tests in a clinical context. The goal of the third edition of A Compendium ofNeuropsychological Tests, a well-establishe...

Esther Strauss is at University of British Columbia. Elisabeth M. S. Sherman is at British Columbia's Children's Hospital.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1240 pages, 8.9 × 11.18 × 2.28 inPublished:April 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Psychometrics in Neuropsychological Assessment2. Norms Selection in Neuropsychological Practice3. History Taking4. Test Selection, Test Administration, and Preparation of the Client5. Report Writing and Feedback Sessions6. General Cognitive Functioning and Assessment of Premorbid Intelligence7. Achievement Measures8. Executive Functions9. Attention10. Memory11. Language12. Tests of Visual Perception13. Tests of Somatosensory, Olfactory and Body Orientation14. Tests of Motor Function15. Assessment of Mood, Personality and Adaptive Functions16. Assessment of Response Bias and Sub-Optimal EffortName IndexText and Subject Index

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"The third edition of A Compendium on Neuropsychological Tests is a splendid and magnificent achievement in the field of neuropsychology. We all owe a great deal of debt to Drs. Strauss, Sherman, and Spreen for creating such a masterpiece that is literally a must have for allneuropsychologists."--Applied Neuropsychology