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A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

Fundamentals of Neuropsychological Assessment and Test Reviews for Clinical Practice

by (author) Elisabeth Sherman, Jing Tan & Marianne Hrabok

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
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A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests, Fourth Edition is one of the most well-established reference texts in neuropsychology. This newly-revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition provides a comprehensive overview of essential aspects of neuropsychological practice along with 100 test reviews of well-known neuropsychological tests for adults. The aim of the Compendium is to provide a comprehensive yet practical overview of the state of the field while also summarizing the evidence on the theoretical background, norms, reliability, and validity of commonly-used neuropsychological tests. Based on extensive review of the clinical and research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, and related disciplines, its comprehensive critical reviews of common neuropsychological tests and standardized scales include tests for premorbid estimation, dementia screening, IQ, attention, executive functioning, memory, language, visuospatial skills, sensory function, motor skills, performance validity, and symptom validity. Tables within each test review summarize important features of each test, highlight aspects of each normative dataset, and provide an overview of psychometric properties.

This essential reference text also covers basic and advanced aspects of neuropsychological assessment with chapters on psychometric concepts and principles, reliability in neuropsychology, theoretical models of test validity, and an overview of critical concepts pertaining to performance and symptom validity testing and malingering. Of interest to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists as well as trainees in these areas, this volume will aid practitioners in gaining a deeper understanding of fundamental assessment concepts in neuropsychology while also serving as an essential guidebook for selecting the right test for specific clinical situations and for helping clinicians make empirically-supported test interpretations.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Dr. Sherman is the Director of Brain Health and Psychological Health at the Copeman Healthcare Centre and is a clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in brain health and neuropsychological assessment. She also heads a private practice in neuropsychology where she conducts medico-legal assessments.

Dr. Jing Ee Tan has appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria, her alma mater. Her primary clinical practice is in the Epilepsy Program at Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, where she also supervises predoctoral residents and practicum students.

Dr. Marianne Hrabok is a clinical psychologist, board-certified neuropsychologist, and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.