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Minority and Cross-cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment

Edited By F.R. Ferraro Copyright 2002
    466 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

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    Minority and Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment pulls together neuropsychological assessment issues across a wide range of minority groups and populations currently underserved. Included are chapters related to African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinos, Native Americans, and Rural Populations. Some minority groups have not been as widely studied or examined as other groups from a neuropsychological assessment perspective. This book will fill this obvious void. Other chapters are devoted to traditions and trends in clinical neuropsychology, and there is a section that examines the future of minority and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychological assessment. The current literature regarding minority and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychological assessment is quite scattered and it is the goal of this book to provide a more thorough review and refinement of the issues presented.

    Part 1: Introduction. Lamberty, Traditions and Trends in Neuropsychological Assessment. Dick, Teng, Kempler, Davis and Taussig, The Cross-cultural Neuropsychological Test Battery (CCNB) Effects of Age, Education, Ethnicity and Cognitive Status on Performance. Part 2: African/Black Americans. Fillenbaum, Unverzagt, Ganguli, Welsh-Bohmer and Heyman, The Cerad Neuropsychology Battery: Performance of Representative Community and Tertiary Case Samples of African-American and European-American Elderly. Miles, Neuropsychological Assessment of African-Americans. Manly and Jacobs, Future Directions in Neuropsychological Assessment with Aftrican-Americans. Part 3: Asian/Pacific Islanders. Murai, Hadano and Hamanaka, Current Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment in Japan. Salmon, Galasko and Widerholt, Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia on Guam. Bylsma, Ostendorf and Hofer, Challenges in Providing Neuropsychological and Psychological Services in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Part 4: Hispanic/Latino. Ardila, Rodriguez-Menendez and Rosselli, Current Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanic/Latinos. Echemendia and Julian, Neuropsychological Assessment of Latino Children. Gutierrez, The Empirical Development of a Neuropsychological Screening Instrument for Mexican-Americans. Part 5: Native Americans. Ferraro, Bercier, Holm and McDonald, Preliminary Normative Data from a Brief Neuropsychological Test Battery in a Sample of Native American Elderly. Gardiner, Tansley and Ertz, Native Americans: Future Directions. Part 6: Rural Populations/Elderly/Saudi Arabian. Williams and Bowman, Current Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment with Rural Populations. Wolfe, Cross-cultural Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia: An Update. Escandell, Cross-cultural Neuropsychology in Saudi Arabia. Part 7: Epilogue/Future Directions. Poreh, Guidelines for the Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally Diverse Populations. Fastenau, Evans, Johnson and Bond, Multicultural Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Gouvier, Pinkston, Santa Maria and Cherry, Base Rate Analysis in Cross-cultural Clinical Psychology Diagnostic Accuracy in the Balance. Ackerman and Banks, Looking for the Threads, Commonalities and Differences.
    Minority and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment is a practical handbook for clinical practice and research. It is recommended for academic health sciences libraries, psychology libraries, and practicing psychologists who are developing neuropsychological assessment techniques within diverse populations. - Sunny Lynn Worel, Minnesota Department of Health