A compendium of neuropsychological tests : administration, norms, and commentary

Spreen, Otfried

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  • Creator Otfried Spreen, Esther Strauss
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 442 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0195054393, 9780195054392
  • OCLC ocm21525179


  • This book provides thorough descriptions of a wide range of neuropsychological tests that are commonly used to assess general intellectual ability; language; visual, auditory, and tactile ability; motor skill; and personality, as well as for a number of lesser known tests which have not been formally published. Among the tests discussed are such widely used instruments as the Stanford-Binet, MMPI, PASAT, and Purdue Pegboard. Instructions for administration, approximate time for administration, scoring procedures, sample score sheets, normative data, and information on reliability and validity are presented. The authors also discuss when a given test may be of particular use and emphasize clinically useful means for making inferences about the functional integrity of brain regions. A very practical resource, the book will help clinicians select appropriate tests for the evaluation and treatment of neuropsychological disorders. It will also alert clinicians and researchers to eh psychometric properties of their instruments.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • History taking -- General intellectual ability and assessment of premorbid intelligence -- Profile of test results -- Cognitive tests for children -- Achievement tests -- Attention and memory tests -- Language tests -- Visual, visuomotor, and auditory tests -- Tactile, tactile-visual, and tactile-motor tests -- Motor tests -- Adaptive behavior and personality tests
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