Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Teleneuropsychology

  • Daniel SmithEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9038

Description

Teleneuropsychology refers to the administration of neuropsychological tests using remote contact with the patient, typically through videoteleconferencing (VTC) techniques. These VTC techniques typically require one or more cameras trained on the patient in one location, and on the examiner in the other location. In addition, high quality monitors, microphones, and fast internet speeds are needed to maintain sufficient task administration fidelity. Administration of the neuropsychological tests typically follows the instrument’s original standardized task instructions, save for the changes in required equipment and the manner of interaction between the patient and examiner with the task stimuli. In one variation of the remote assessment protocol, a hired proctor may sit with the patient for support with stimuli, while the clinician administers the tasks through the monitor. In another variation, the materials are maintained entirely by the examiner, who presents them on...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Winship Cancer InstituteEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA