A Handbook of Neuropsychological Assessment (Paperback)

By John Crawford, Dennis Parker, William McKinlay (Editor)

Psychology Press (UK), 9780863772740, 454pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1992



This is a wide-ranging text concerned with the principles and practice of neuropsychological assessment in the adult. It combines a flexible hypothesis testing approach to assessment with information on specialized 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 specialized 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 specialized topic.