Neuropsychological Assessment Procedures

  • Asenath La Rue
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


There are three general aims of clinical neuropsychological assessment: (1) to document strengths and weaknesses in cognition and related behaviors; (2) to interpret outcomes diagnostically; and (3) to make recommendations for treatment and management of problem behaviors. In diagnostic interpretation, contributions of suspected brain impairment must be integrated with a variety of nonorganic factors (e. g., decreased motivation, psychiatric disturbance, educational limitations) to explain performance deficits, and with elderly patients, special attention must be given to the possibility that these deficits are age-consistent.


Digit Span Neuropsychological Assessment Brain Impairment Auditory Verbal Learn Test Boston Naming Test 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Asenath La Rue
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  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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