Integrating Cognitive and Clinical Neuropsychology

Current Issues and Future Directions
  • Jack Spector
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Abstract

This volume was designed to describe the application of cognitively based neuropsychological methods to clinical practice. What the present chapters have in common is neither a specific set of procedures nor a particular theoretical model, but rather an endorsement of cognitively based neuropsychological assessment methods. These methods emphasize the assessment of individual cognitive processes, in order to understand the nature of brain—behavior relationships in persons with known or suspected brain impairment (Margolin, 1991). In addition, most chapters discuss comparison of performance on standardized tests to normative data, as part of developing an understanding of the nature of an individual patient’s deficits. Thus, cognitively based assessment represents an approach that incorporates contributions from both cognitive and clinical neuropsychology.

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Serial Position Neuropsychological Assessment Cognitive Rehabilitation Everyday Functioning Cognitive Neuropsychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Spector
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  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery and Department of PsychologyWalter Reed Army Medical CenterUSA

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