Summary and Info
This Second Edition incorporates all the most recent developments in the field of neuropsychology, as well as research findings about brain-behavior relations, cognitive psychology, and psychological assessment. It has been considerably expanded and contains several new chapters on test selection administration, preparation of the client, report-writing and informing interview, executive functions, occupational interest and aptitude, and malingering and symptom validity testing. The first four chapters--a framework for conducting an assessment--focus on history taking, test selection, profiling of test results, report writing, and informing the client. The remaining thirteen chapters contain nearly all the tests and assessment techniques covered in the previous edition plus almost the same number of new ones. Some of the new tests included are: Kaufman-Brief Intelligence Test, Mini-Mental State Examination, Weschler Individual Achievement Test, and Design Fluency. For each test the authors provide a thorough description, source and price, instructions for administration, approximate time for administration, scoring procedures, sample score sheets, normative data, and information on reliability and validity. They also discuss when special tests may be of particular 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.