Neuropsychological Domains of Functioning

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
Chapter

Abstract

Chapter 8 discusses various approaches to neuropsychological testing including the Reitan batteries and Boston Process techniques. The goal of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of the various domains generally associated with a neuropsychological evaluation. These domains include traditional components of a psychological evaluation such as cognitive ability, achievement, and social-emotional functioning. In addition, domains such as attention, executive functioning, fine motor skills, and visual-perceptual abilities are also presented as typically contained in a neuropsychological evaluation. This chapter is not an exhaustive review of the available measures; such a discussion is available in many sources, primary of which is Strauss, Sherman, and Spreen (2006).

Keywords

Frontal Lobe Anterior Cingulate Cortex Executive Functioning Implicit Memory Expressive Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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