The Ecological Validity Of Neuropsychological Assessment and Remediation

  • Tessa Hart
  • Mary Ellen Hayden


In its clinical applications, human neuropsychology is rooted historically in clinical neurology and in the psychometric tradition advanced by clinical psychology. Thus, practitioners of applied neuropsychology have been involved in diagnosing the presence and/or locus of injuries and diseases of the brain, using standardized methods adapted from those of clinical and experimental psychology. This traditional role provided a valuable adjunct to the clinical neurological examination in the days when brain-imaging techniques were either inaccurate or invasive. With the advent of new and sophisticated noninvasive methods such as the CT and PET scans and magnetic resonance techniques, the utility of clinical neuropsychology as a purely diagnostic discipline has been, and will continue to be, progressively diluted [1].


Neuropsychological Assessment Ecological Validity Everyday Functioning Cognitive Remediation Memory Skill 
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