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Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Mark Sherer
  • Angelle M. Sander
  • Focuses on TBI assessment and intervention

  • Includes pediatric and geriatric patients

  • Offers practical advice for clinicians

  • Authors well known in the field


Part of the Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology book series (CHNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tresa Roebuck-Spencer, Alison Cernich
      Pages 3-23
    3. Julie Griffen, Robin Hanks
      Pages 25-45
  3. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Mark Sherer, Joseph T. Giacino, Matthew J. Doiron, Allison LaRussa, Sabrina R. Taylor
      Pages 49-75
    3. Thomas F. Bergquist, Maya Yutsis, Jackie L. Micklewright
      Pages 77-94
    4. Nicholas J. Pastorek, Tracy L. Veramonti
      Pages 95-110
    5. Elisabeth A. Wilde, Jill V. Hunter, Erin D. Bigler
      Pages 111-136
  4. Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Joseph T. Giacino, Christopher G. Carter, Carrie Charney, Denise Ambrosi, Matthew J. Doiron, Seth Herman et al.
      Pages 139-156
    3. Risa Nakase-Richardson, Clea C. Evans
      Pages 157-172
    4. Angelle M. Sander, Laura M. van Veldhoven
      Pages 173-190
    5. Keith D. Cicerone, Kacey Little Maestas
      Pages 191-211
    6. Margaret A. Struchen
      Pages 213-231
    7. Mark Sherer, Jennifer Fleming
      Pages 233-255
  5. Special Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309

About this book


From student athletes to professional football players to military personnel, the experiences of diverse groups are driving clinical and research efforts toward better treatment of traumatic brain injury. And as more is understood about the complexities of the condition, especially in its milder forms, the greater the need for clinical expertise in assessment and intervention. 

The Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury collects and synthesizes the latest thinking on the condition in its variety of cognitive and behavioral presentations, matched by a variety of clinical responses. Acknowledging the continuum of injury and the multi-stage nature of recovery, expert contributors review salient research data and offer clinical guidelines for the neuropsychologist working with TBI patients, detailing key areas of impairment, brief and comprehensive assessment methods, and proven rehabilitation strategies. Taken together, these chapters provide a framework for best serving a wide range of TBI patients (including children, elders, and patients in multidisciplinary settings) and model treatment that is evidence-based and relevant. A sample of the topics featured in the Handbook:


  • Bedside evaluations in TBI.
  • Outcome assessment in TBI.
  • Collaborating with family caregivers in the rehabilitation of persons with TBI.
  • Behavioral assessment of acute neurobehavioral syndromes to inform treatment.
  • Pediatric TBI: assessment, outcomes, intervention.
  • Special issues with mild TBI in veterans and active duty service members.

Expanding professional knowledge on a topic that continues to grow in importance, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury is a premier resource, not only for neuropsychologists but also for other professionals in cognitive care, and trainees entering the field.




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Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Sherer
    • 1
  • Angelle M. Sander
    • 2
  1. 1.TIRR Memorial Hermann, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of Medicine/Harris Health System, Brain Injury Research Center, TIRR Memorial HermannHoustonUSA

About the editors

Dr. Mark Sherer is senior scientist, director of research, and director of neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He is clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sherer is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 25 years experience as a clinician, administrator and educator in brain injury rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Sherer has served as principal investigator for grants on TBI recovery, impaired self-awareness, telephone counseling for persons with TBI, TBI community integration, and rehabilitation of brain tumor patients and currently serves as the principal investigator for the Texas TBI Model System of TIRR grant. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations to state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Sherer serves on editorial boards for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, The Clinical Neuropsychologist and Rehabilitation Psychology. Dr. Angelle M. Sander is associate professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and is director of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Brain Injury Research Center. She is the project director for the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Previously, she was principal investigator for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Community Integration for Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). She is co-investigator for the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR and is principal investigator for the Model System Collaborative Project on Sexuality after TBI. Dr. Sander also serves as residency research director for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and as the neuropsychologist at Quentin Mease Community Hospital. She has a history of federal grant funding since 1997. Her areas of specialty include family adjustment to TBI, community integration of persons with TBI, intimacy after TBI, assessing and treating substance abuse in persons with TBI and ethnic diversity in outcomes. She has over 60 published articles, book chapters and abstracts, including 35 peer-reviewed articles.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Editors Mark Sherer
    Angelle M. Sander
  • Series Title Clinical Handbooks in Neuropsychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Clin.Hdbk Neuropsychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-0783-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3225-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-0784-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neuropsychology
    Sports Medicine
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“The aim is to provide a handbook with practical, clinically useful information for the assessment and treatment of patients with TBI. The book is intended for clinical neuropsychologists, although anyone involved in neurorehabilitation may find it of interest.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2016)

“The aim of this book is to provide information about the latest cognitive and behavioral aspects of TBI and to guide clinicians in their response to and treatment of patients presenting with this problem. … Although the book is clearly for neuropsychologists, it also provides adequate reading material for a variety of disciplines involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with TBI, as well as students of those disciplines.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)