Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists; Assessment of Perception and Cognition Second Edition

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Wiley, Dec 24, 1999 - Medical - 165 pages
The second edition of this successful textbook provides the occupational therapy student with descriptions of perceptual and cognitive abilities, supported by theoretical models. Experienced clinicians will find more in-depth assessment of perceptual and cognitive deficits for their neurologically-impaired clients, based on an understanding of the underlying mechanisms. The text has been updated throughout to reflect the growth of cognitive rehabilitation within occupational therapy.

oPart I is an introduction to the methods of cognitive neuropsychology and to the components of the complex cognitive system. Part II outlines the theoretical background to the individual cognitive abilities and includes a new chapter on executive functions. Part III addresses assessment methodologies, both functional and standardized. The latest standardized assessments of perception and cognition have been included.

Written in a clear and user-friendly style, this book will give students and clinicians of occupational therapy an awareness of how perception and cognition affect function in self-care, work and leisure activities, and will help them to predict the effects of impairment.

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About the author (1999)

June Grieve MSc BSc, formerly of the London School of Occupational Therapy, London, UK.

Linda Gnanasekaran MSc, BSc(Hons) DipCOT FHEA, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK.

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