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A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

By John Crawford, Dennis Parker

Edited by William McKinlay

© 1993 – Psychology Press

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Paperback: 9780863772740
pub: 1992-09-21
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This is a wide-ranging text concerned with the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment in the adult. It combines a flexible hypothesis testing approach to assessment with information on specialized test batteries. The book covers the major areas of memory, language, perception, attention, and executive dysfunctions, and includes chapters on dementia, alcohol, drug and toxic conditions, stroke and closed head injury. Assessment of dysfunction in cases involving claims for compensation and chapters on specialized assessment techniques, including automated test procedures, are provided. The book presents a sound introduction to this complex area and gives guidelines for the clinician who may need concise information on a specialized topic.


The editors and contributors deserve congratulations for putting together a sound treatise which should help to put neuropsychological assessment in its proper place at the heart of clinical psychology. - P.J. Tyrer in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Overall, this is a timely and very useful volume which introduces a range of key neuropsychological assessment issues, in a readable manner…For practitioners requiring guidance, and also for clinical neuropsychological problems, this will be a most useful book to own. - Laura H. Goldstein in Psychological Medicine.

Overall, the editors have achieved their primary goal of providing a useful resource on neuropsychological assessment for practicing clinicians in Great Britain…The outstanding chapters on intelligence, visuoperceptual function, neglect, reading, attention, event-related potentials, and computerized assessment help achieve the editors' second goal of making this volume of interest to clinicians in countries outside of the United Kingdom. - Glenn J. Larrabee in Contemporary Psychology

Table of Contents

J. Crawford, D. Parker, Introduction. E. Miller, Some Basic Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment. J. Crawford, Current and Premorbid Intelligence Measures in Neuropsychological Assessment. M. Annett, Assessment of Laterality. A. Mayes, R, Warburg, Memory Assessment in Clinical Practice and Research. A. Hickox, Dr. A. Sunderland, Questionnaire and Checklist Approaches to Assessment of Everyday Memory Problems. J.G. Beaumont, J.B. Davidoff, Assessment of Visuo-Perceptual Dysfunction. H.D. Ellis, Assessments of Deficits in Facial Processing. P. Halligan, I.H. Robertson, The Assessment of Unilateral Neglect. S. Walker, Assessment of Language Dysfunction. P.H.K. Seymour, The Assessment of Reading Disorders. A.H. van Zomeren, W.H. Brouwer, Assessment of Attention. D.M. Parker, J. Crawford, Assessment of Frontal Lobe Dysfunction. R.G. Morris, M.D. Kopelman, The Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. J.T.L. Wilson, K.D. Wiedmann, Neuropsychological Assessment in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Toxic Conditions. C. Skilbeck, Neuropsychological Assessment in Stroke. W.W. McKinlay, J.M. Gray, Assessment of the Severely Head Injured. W.W. McKinlay, Assessment of the Head Injured for Compensation. M.D. Rugg, Event-Related Potentials in Clinical Neuropsychology. S.L. Wilson, T.M. McMillan, Computer-Based Assessment in Neuropsychology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology