Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment

Hardcover | February 8, 2005

byMaura Mitrushina, Kyle B. Boone, Jill Razani

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When Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment was published in 1999, it was the first book to provide neuropsychologists with summaries and critiques of normative data for neuropsychological tests. The Second Edition, which has been revised and updated throughout, presentsdata for 26 commonly used neuropsychological tests, including: Trailmaking, Color Trails, Stroop Color Word Interference, Auditory Consonant Trigrams, Paced Auditory Serial Addition, Ruff 2 and 7, Digital Vigilance, Boston Naming, Verbal Fluency, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure, Hooper Visual Fluency,Design Fluency, Tactual Performance, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised, Rey Auditory-Verbal learning, Hopkins Verbal learning, WHO/UCLA Auditory Verbal Learning, Benton Visual Retention, Finger Tapping, Grip Strength (Dynamometer), Grooved Pegboard, Category, and Wisconsin Card Sorting tests. Inaddition, California Verbal learning (CVLT and CVLT-II), CERAD ListLearning, and selective Reminding Tests, as well as the newest version of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-III and WMS-IIIA), are reviewed. Locator tables throughout the book guide the reader to the sets of normative data that are bestsuited to each individual case, depending on the demographic characteristics of the patient, and highlight the advantages associated with using data for comparative purposes. Those using the book have the option of reading the authors' critical review of the normative data for a particular test, orsimply turning to the appropriate data locator table for a quick reference to the relevant data tables in the Appendices. The Second Edition includes reviews of 15 new tests. The way the data are presented has been changed to make the book easier to use. Meta-analytic tables of predicted valuesfor different ages (and education, where relevant) are included for nine tests that have a sufficient number of homogeneous datasets. No other reference offers such an effective framework for the critical evaluation of normative data for neuropsychological tests. Like the first edition, the newedition will be welcomed by practitioners, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as a unique and valuable contribution to the practice of neuropsychology.

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When Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment was published in 1999, it was the first book to provide neuropsychologists with summaries and critiques of normative data for neuropsychological tests. The Second Edition, which has been revised and updated throughout, presentsdata for 26 commonly used neuropsychologica...

Maura Mitrushina and Kyle B. Boone are both at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. Jill Razani is at California State University, Northridge. Louis D'Ella is at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1056 pages, 7.6 × 10.12 × 2.4 inPublished:February 8, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND1. Introduction2. Use of Methodological Concepts in Neuropsychology Practice3. Statistical and Psychometric IssuesII. TESTS OF ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION: VISUAL AND AUDITORY4. Trailmaking Test5. Color Trails Test6. Stroop Test7. Auditory Consonant Trigrams8. Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test9. Cancellation TestsIII. LANGUAGE10. Boston Naming Test11. Verbal Fluency TestIV. PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION: VISUOSPATIAL AND TACTILE12. Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure13. Hooper Visual Organization Test14. Visual Form Discrimination Test15. Judgement of Line Orientation16. Design Fluency Tests17. Tactual Performance TestV. VERBAl AND VISUAL LEARNING AND MEMORY18. Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-R, WMS-III, and WMS-IIIA)19. List-Learning Tests20. Benton Visual Retention TestVI. MOTOR FUNCTIONS21. Finger Tapping Tests22. Grip Strength Test (Hand Dynamometer)23. Grooved Pegboard TestVII. CONCEPT FORMATION AND REASONING24. Category Test25. Wisconsin Card Sorting Test

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From reviews of the first edition: "Should neuropsychologists purchase this volume? The answer is an unqualified yes. The book is a very valuable asset to any neuropsychology collection. This reviewer wholeheartedly recommends it for purchase; the tables alone justify the price . . . Theauthors are due a great deal of credit for gathering together material that most of us would understand as a multi-year project. In examining this book in even a cursory way, the prospective buyer will see that the effort needed to bring it to fruition is humbling." -Kenneth M. Adams, PhD, inJOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY