The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology

A Syndrome-Based Approach

  • Mike R. Schoenberg
  • James G. Scott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mike R. Schoenberg, James G. Scott
    Pages 1-37
  3. Alan J. Lerner, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 39-58
  4. Mike R. Schoenberg, Patrick J. Marsh, Alan J. Lerner
    Pages 59-126
  5. James G. Scott, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 159-178
  6. James G. Scott, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 179-200
  7. James G. Scott, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 201-218
  8. James G. Scott, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 219-248
  9. James G. Scott, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 249-265
  10. Mike R. Schoenberg, James G. Scott
    Pages 267-292
  11. Cathy Sila, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 293-356
  12. Mike R. Schoenberg, Kevin Duff
    Pages 357-403
  13. Heber Varela, Selim R. Benbadis
    Pages 405-422
  14. Mike R. Schoenberg, Mary Ann Werz, Daniel L. Drane
    Pages 423-520
  15. Daniel L. Drane, Erica L. Coady, David J. Williamson, John W. Miller, Selim Benbadis
    Pages 521-550
  16. Steven A. Gunzler, Mike R. Schoenberg, David E. Riley, Benjamin Walter, Robert J. Maciunas
    Pages 567-646
  17. Julie A. Bobholz, Shelley Gremley
    Pages 647-661
  18. Grant L. Iverson, Rael T. Lange
    Pages 663-696
  19. Grant L. Iverson, Rael T. Lange
    Pages 697-719
  20. Grant L. Iverson
    Pages 721-744
  21. Grant L. Iverson, Rael T. Lange
    Pages 745-763
  22. Cathy Catroppa, Vicki A. Anderson
    Pages 765-786
  23. Kyle E. Ferguson, Grant L. Iverson, Mike R. Schoenberg
    Pages 787-811
  24. Raymond Singer
    Pages 813-838
  25. Mike R. Schoenberg, James G. Scott
    Pages 839-861
  26. Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks, Grant L. Iverson, Daniel J. Slick, Esther Strauss
    Pages 873-892
  27. Brian L. Brooks, Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, Grant L. Iverson, Daniel J. Slick, Esther Strauss
    Pages 893-922
  28. Grant L. Iverson, Brian L. Brooks
    Pages 923-950
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 951-968

About this book


The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology: A Syndrome-Based Approach

Mike R. Schoenberg and James G. Scott, editors

From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principles for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporates ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armamentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology:

  • Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral.
  • Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables.
  • Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure.
  • Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests.
  • Special “Writing Reports Like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions.
  • Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary.

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text.

"There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents…There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment…the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment."

Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011

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“...The authors have truly reachd their goal of making this book useful for a wide variety of professionals at different stages in their career. In relation to neuropsychologists there is something for everyone, from the graduate student, to the clinician studying for the ABPP/ABCN examination, to the seasoned professional who is seeking out a good refresher on various topics pertinent to neuropsychology. With the wealth of information it provides, the title of this book, The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology seems almost an oxymoron, as the information it offers is anything but little”.

The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2011, 25 (8), 1429-1431 first published online Nov 3, 2011

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Editors and affiliations

  • Mike R. Schoenberg
    • 1
  • James G. Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Dept. NeurologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Health Sciences CenterUniversity of OklahomaOklahomaUSA

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