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A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment

1st Edition

Edited by John R. Crawford, Denis M. Parker, William W. McKinlay


464 pages

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Originally published in 1992, this is a wide-ranging text concerned with the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment in adults. It combines a flexible hypothesis testing approach to assessment with information on specialised 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 specialised 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 specialised topic.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. 1. Introduction John R. Crawford and Denis M. Parker Section A: Basic Issues 2. Some Basic Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment Edgar Miller 3. Current and Premorbid Intelligence Measures in Neuropsychological Assessment John R. Crawford 4. Assessment of Laterality Marian Annett Section B: Assessment of Major Psychological Functions 5. Memory Assessment in Clinical Practice and Research Andrew Mayes and Richard Warburg 6. Questionnaire and Checklist Approaches to Assessment of Everyday Memory Problems Anne Hickox and Alan Sunderland 7. Assessment of Visuo-perceptual Dysfunction J. Graham Beaumont and Jules B. Davidoff 8. Assessment of Deficits in Facial Processing Haydn D. Ellis 9. The Assessment of Unilateral Neglect Peter W. Halligan and Ian H. Robertson 10. Assessment of Language Dysfunction Sandra Walker 11. The Assessment of Reading Disorders Philip H.K. Seymour 12. Assessment of Attention Adriaan H. van Zomeren and Wiebo H. Brouwer 13. Assessment of Frontal Lobe Dysfunction Denis M. Parker and John R. Crawford Section C: Major Clinical Disorders 14. The Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia Robin G. Morris and Michael D. Kopelman 15. Neuropsychological Assessment in Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Toxic Conditions J.T.L. Wilson and K.D. Wiedmann 16. Neuropsychological Assessment in Stroke Clive Skilbeck 17. Assessment of the Severely Head-injured William W. McKinley and John M. Gray Section D: Specialised Assessment Techniques 18. Assessment of the Head-injured for Compensation William M. McKinley 19. Event-related Potentials in Clinical Neuropsychology Michael D. Rugg 20. Computer-based Assessment in Neuropsychology Sarah L. Wilson and T.M. McMillan. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Editors

Professor John R Crawford is a Professor at School of Psychology at University of Aberdeen. His current research interests are Neuropsychology/ Neuroscience and Psychological Methods/ Statistics.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology (12 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1981 and 1993, covering a variety of areas within neuropsychology, a relatively new discipline at the time, as it firmly established itself within the field of psychology. It includes contributions from well-respected academics, many still active in neuropsychology today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology