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Introduction

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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Abstract

The neuropsychological evaluation of any client may have multiple purposes. The early growth of the field of clinical neuropsychology as a separate area was stimulated by the work of Halstead (1947) and Reitan and Wolfson (1993) whose seminal Halstead-Reitan Battery (HRNB) changed the practice of neuropsychological assessment in clinical psychology. Before the HRNB, clinical psychologists would evaluate neuropsychological functioning incidentally as part of a more general population, gaining what information they could from an intelligence test with an added on test of general brain dysfunction such as the Bender-Gestalt or Memory for Designs (Golden et al. 1992).

Keywords

Neuropsychological Assessment Intelligence Test Neuropsychological Functioning Neuropsychological Evaluation Multiple Purpose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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