A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary
The Second Edition of A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests incorporates the major developments in neuropyschology and new research findings about ... Show synopsis The Second Edition of A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests incorporates the major developments in neuropyschology and new research findings about brain-behavior relations in the 1990s. It has been considerably expanded and 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. Among the new tests are the Kaufman-Brief Intelligence Test, Mini-Mental State Examination, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Design Fluency Test, Symbol Digit Modalities Test, Consonant Trigrams, California Verbal Learning Test, and the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Test. For each test the authors provide a thorough description, source and price, instructions for administration, duration, scoring procedures, sample score sheets, normative data, and information on reliability and validity. They also discuss why special tests may be of use and emphasize clinical techniques helpful in making inferences about the functional integrity of brain regions. An important feature of this compendium is that it does not limit itself to the adult age range, but includes all available norms for pediatric and gerontological populations, as well as neuropsychological tests developed specifically for children. A very practical resource, this book aims to help neuropsychologists, neurologists, educational and clinical psychologists select appropriate tests, interpret the results, and formulate opinions within the context of the evaluation and treatment of neuropsychological disorders. It will also alert clinicians and researchers to the psychometricproperties of their instruments.