Advertisement

The Neuropsychology of Everyday Life: Issues in Development and Rehabilitation

  • David E. Tupper
  • Keith D. Cicerone

Part of the Foundations of Neuropsychology book series (FNPS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Developmental and Rehabilitative Issues in the Neuropsychology of Everyday Life

  3. Life Span Developmental Neuropsychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. John J. Burns, Daniel R. Anderson
      Pages 93-108
    3. Richard C. Delaney, Mary L. Prevey
      Pages 109-133
    4. Sherry L. Willis, Michael Marsiske
      Pages 183-197
  4. Issues in Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Mary Pepping, James R. Roueche
      Pages 215-256
    3. Patricia L. Price, William L. Baumann
      Pages 257-269
    4. Inger Vibeke Thomsen
      Pages 293-309
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book

Introduction

For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of our trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic disorders from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diagnostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered little valid information on which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post­ Second Wodd War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler-Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.

Keywords

assessment clinical neuropsychology diagnosis intelligence neuropsychology psychiatric disorder psychology rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Tupper
    • 1
    • 2
  • Keith D. Cicerone
    • 3
  1. 1.New Medico Rehabilitation and SkilledNursing Center of TroyTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAlbany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.The Center for Head InjuriesJohnson Rehabilitation InstituteEdisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1511-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8812-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1511-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-0179
  • Buy this book on publisher's site