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Psychological Testing,

7/e
Robert J. Gregory

Chapter 10
Neuropsychological
Assessment and Screening

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Learning Objectives

10.1 Review neurobiological concepts relevant


to psychological testing and assessment
10.2 Review prominent neuropsychological
instruments, test batteries, and screening tools

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Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment

Objective 10.1 Review neurobiological


concepts relevant to psychological testing
and assessment

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (1 of 12)

• The Human Brain: An Overview


- Basics
- Cerebrospinal fluid and Ventricular System
- Vascular system

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (2 of 12)

• Structures and Systems of the Brain


- Cerebrum
- Corpus Callosum
- Cerebral Cortex

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (3 of 12)

• Survival Systems: The Hindbrain and


Midbrain
- Hindbrain
- Midbrain

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (4 of 12)

• Attentional Systems
- Types of attention
- Neurological mechanisms of attention

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (5 of 12)

• Motor/Coordination Systems
- Cerebellum
- Basal ganglia
- Motor cortex

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (6 of 12)

• Memory Systems
- Polarities of memory
- Brain structures

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (7 of 12)

• Limbic System
- Structure and function
- Hypothalamus

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (8 of 12)

• Language Functions and Cerebral


Lateralization
- Left hemisphere
- Right hemisphere

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (9 of 12)

• Visual System
- Occipital lobes
- Visual agnosia

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (10 of 12)

• Executive Functions
- Components
- Brain structures
- Bilateral frontal lobe damage

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (11 of 12)

• Neuropathology of Adulthood and Aging


- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neoplastic Disease
- Chronic Alcohol Abuse
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
- Dementia

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10.1 Neurobiological Concepts and
Behavioral Assessment (12 of 12)

• Behavioral Assessment of Neuropathology


- Mental status examination
- Behavioral rating scales

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Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools

Objective 10.2 Review prominent


neuropsychological instruments, test
batteries, and screening tools

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (1 of 10)

• A Conceptual Model of Brain–Behavior


Relationships
- Bennett model

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (2 of 10)

• Assessment of Sensory Input


- Sensory-Perceptual Exam
- Finder localization

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (3 of 10)

• Measures of Attention and Concentration


- Test of Everyday Attention
- Continuous Performance Test

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (4 of 10)

• Tests of Learning and Memory


- Wechsler Memory Scale-IV
- Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test
- Fuld Object-Memory Evaluation
- Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test
- Wide Range Assessment of Memory and
Learning-2

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (5 of 10)

• Assessment of Language Functions


- Clinical examination for aphasia
- Screening and comprehensive diagnostic tests
for aphasia

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (6 of 10)

• Tests of Spatial and Manipulatory Ability


- Design copying tests
- Assembly tests

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (7 of 10)

• Assessment of Executive Functions


- Difficulties
- Specific tests

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (8 of 10)

• Assessment of Motor Output


- Finger Tapping Test
- Purdue Pegboard Test

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (9 of 10)

• Test Batteries in Neuropsychological


Assessment
- Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery
- Neuropsychological Assessment Battery
- Baseline Testing with Brief Neuropsychological
Test Batteries

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10.2 Neuropsychological Tests,
Batteries, and Screening Tools (10 of
10)

• Screening for Alcohol use Disorders


- CAGE questionnaire
- Mini-Mental State Exam

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