Cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment: theory and by Victor Nell

By Victor Nell

This can be a publication for all neuropsychologists who're referred to as upon to evaluate culturally various clients--with only a few exceptions this present day, this suggests each neuropsychologist. In Minneapolis as in Oslo, migrant and refugee minorities increase overview and attempt validity difficulties that can't be overlooked. To deal realistically with the matter of doing neuropsychological exams with no norms, Nell describes the foundations of a "behavioral neuropsychology," after which units out interview, attempt, and interpretation equipment that would enable clinicians to provide legitimate and prognostically exact tests. For operating neuropsychologists, this is often an intensely useful, how-to-do-it booklet. yet in contrast to different hands-on courses, it lays a magnificent ancient and theoretical starting place for the perform of cross-cultural neuropsychology. It therefore speaks to critical practitioners who must be sure that their overview findings aren't simply right, but in addition sufficiently well-grounded to face as much as specialist scrutiny and to forensic trying out in a court docket of legislation.

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By Victor Nell

This can be a publication for all neuropsychologists who're referred to as upon to evaluate culturally various clients--with only a few exceptions this present day, this suggests each neuropsychologist. In Minneapolis as in Oslo, migrant and refugee minorities increase overview and attempt validity difficulties that can't be overlooked. To deal realistically with the matter of doing neuropsychological exams with no norms, Nell describes the foundations of a "behavioral neuropsychology," after which units out interview, attempt, and interpretation equipment that would enable clinicians to provide legitimate and prognostically exact tests. For operating neuropsychologists, this is often an intensely useful, how-to-do-it booklet. yet in contrast to different hands-on courses, it lays a magnificent ancient and theoretical starting place for the perform of cross-cultural neuropsychology. It therefore speaks to critical practitioners who must be sure that their overview findings aren't simply right, but in addition sufficiently well-grounded to face as much as specialist scrutiny and to forensic trying out in a court docket of legislation.

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The final chapter shows the utility of organizing reports around a behavioral frame within which the test results are accommodated. Acknowledgments This book has been a long time in the making. In 1978, I borrowed a copy of the first edition of Muriel Lezak's Neuropsychological Assessment from my PhD supervisor, Dev Griesel, and discovered that a wonderful new world lay out there beyond the clicks and flashes of the psychophysiological laboratory. The very word neuropsychology had a magical quality.

8'0475dc21 99-32682 CIP Books published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates are printed on acid-free paper, and their bindings are chosen for strength and durability. 3 Useful Supplementary Tests for Adults with Less Than 12 Years Education and for Children, and Hypothesized Factor Structure 181 Page xi APPENDICES 1 Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development 217 2 Intake Form 223 3 Educating the Executive 232 4 Test Suppliers 235 5 Administration Instructions for the Santa Ana Pegboard 237 6 Administration Instructions for Pursuit Aiming 240 7 Administration Instructions for Simple Reaction Time 243 8 Administration Instructions for Benton Visual Retention Test (Recognition Form) 245 9 Administration Instructions for Geometric Design Reproduction 248 10 Administration Instructions for Four Words in Sequence 249 11 Administration Instructions for Echopraxis 251 12 Administration Instructions for the Tower of London 253 13 Administration Instructions for Writing to Dictation 256 Page xiii PREFACE This book is for all neuropsychologists who are called upon to assess culturally different clients: With very few exceptions, this means every neuropsychologist.

99). As examples, she named motor and visuomotor control and coordination, speech, perceptual discrimination, orientation to space, binaural hearing, fine tactile discrimination, and discrimination between noxious and pleasant stimuli. However, some other skills that almost all physically intact adults can perform are counting change, drawing a recognizable person, basic map reading, and using a hammer and saw or basic cooking utensils.  is sufficiently simple that its mastery or potential mastery is taken for granted.

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