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

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Oxford University Press, USA, Feb 19, 1998 - Medical - 736 pages
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The Second Edition of this well-known Compendium has been considerably expanded and updated. It contains new chapters on test selection administration and preparation of the client; report writing and the informing interview; executive functions; occupational interest and aptitude; and malingering and symptom validity testing. The first four chapters focus on history taking, test selection, profiling of test results, report writing, and informing the client. The remaining thirteen chapters contain nearly all the tests covered in the first edition plus almost the same number of new ones. Some of the new tests are: Kaufman-Brief Intelligence Test, Mini-Mental State Examination, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Design Fluency Test, California Verbal Learning Test, and Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Test. For each test, the authors provide a thorough description, source and price, instructions for administration, duration, scoring procedures, normative data, and validity information. They also discuss special tests and clinical techniques in examining the functional integrity of brain regions. The volume does not limit itself to the adult age range, but includes all the norms available for pediatric and gerontological populations, as well as neuropsychological tests developed specifically for children.
 

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Contents

1 History Taking
3
2 Test Selection and Administration and Preparation of the Client
11
3 Profile of Test Results and the Meaning of Scores
16
4 Report Writing and Informing the Client
29
5 General Intellectual Ability and Assessment of Premorbid Intelligence
43
6 Cognitive Tests for Children
136
7 Achievement Tests
153
8 Executive Functions
171
11 Language Tests
423
12 Visual Visuomotor and Auditory Tests
481
13 Tactile TactileVisual and TactileMotor Tests
553
14 Motor Tests
577
15 Adaptive Behavior and Personality
599
16 Occupational Interests and Aptitude
660
17 Malingering and Symptom Validity Testing
666
Name Index
687

9 Attention
232
10 Memory
260

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Otfried Spreen, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Esther Strauss, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

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