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Summary Neuropsychological Assessment

- Muriel Deutsch Lezak, et al
ISBN-10 0195395522 ISBN-13 9780195395525
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A snapshot of the summary - Neuropsychological Assessment Author: Muriel Deutsch Lezak Diane B Howieson Erin D Bigler Daniel Tranel ISBN: 9780195395525

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  • What is differential diagnosis?
    To diagnose a disease where several options are likely, to get the right disease on the table.
  • What is the most fundamental property of a psychometric test?
    Validation, the degree to which a test measures what it claims to measure.
  • Why can laboratory tests be useful even after the site of the lesion is known?
    That way strengths and weaknesses can be determined.
  • What is the goal of neuropsychological assessment?
    It is not gathering test data, it is understanding the behavior of the patient in context of the environment in which he functions.
  • What do you pay attention to when testting?
    Physical condition
    Communication skills
    Emotional reactions
    How the person tackles the test (motivation)
    Function of senses
    Movement
    Speech and language
    Attention and concentration
    Unusualities

  • What do you base the selection of tests on?
    What do you expect to find?
    Time
    Suitability of the test
    Can patient handle it
    Follow up needed?
  • What is the drawback of an IQ score?
    It doesn't tell you where a patient preforms good or bad, it is only a general assessment of functioning.
  • What is the best performance method?
    Uses test scores, observations and historical data.
    The least depressed ability may be the best remaining behavioural representative of the original cognitive potential.
  • What is a fixed test?
    A test were a priori choices determined the tests a patient gets.
  • What are the pros of neuropsychological tests?
    Helpful in assessment of strengths, weaknesses
    A lot of test to choose from
    Norms available
     
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