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A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

Esther Strauss, PhD, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, PhD, and Otfried Spreen, PhD

Incorporates new developments and research findings about brain-behavior relations, cognitive psychology, and psychological assessment
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This latest edition of A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests will assist practitioners in selecting appropriate testing measures for their patients.

Written in an easy-to-read reference format, A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests covers topics such as the basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests.

"Know Your Tools" was the driving force behind this new edition. The purpose of "Know Your Tools" is to provide readers with an enhanced understanding of neuropsychological assessment grounded in empirical evidence and research; a greater understanding of critical issues relevant to the broader practice of neuropsychological assessment; and a stronger working knowledge of the specific strengths and weaknesses of the tests in their test portfolio.

The first two chapters present basic psychometric concepts and principles. Chapters 3 and 4 consider practical aspects of the history-taking interview and the assessment process; Chapter 5 provides guidelines on report-writing; and Chapters 6 through 16 contain detailed, critical reviews of specific neuropsychological tests and divisions of the specific topics of intelligence, achievement, executive function, attention, memory, language, visual perception, somatosensory and olfactory function, mood/personality, and response bias. Tables are included that summarize relevant features of tests within each domain so that readers can easily compare measures.

What's in this edition?

  • The treatment of topics and tests has been expanded considerably.
  • New topics include chapters on psychometric issues, normative considerations, and adaptive functions.
  • More than 50 tests have been added (e.g., BRIEF®, BVMT, HVLT-R™, NAB®, PAI®, Ruff 2 & 7).
  • All chapters have been extensively revised and updated.
  • The text has been considerably expanded to provide a comprehensive yet practical overview of the state of the field.
  • Two new chapters have been added: "Psychometrics in Neuropsychological Assessment" and "Norms in Neuropsychological Assessment."