Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Battery Approach

  • Molly E. ZimmermanEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1175


A battery approach to neuropsychological assessment is the administration of multiple measures that cover a wide range of cognitive abilities to fully characterize an individual’s neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses.

Current Knowledge

The battery approach is predicated on the existence of a variety of instruments that have been empirically developed to measure myriad aspects of neuropsychological function. Neuropsychological batteries generally contain a measure of general intellectual functioning or premorbid functioning as well as assessments of basic neuropsychological functions that may include attention, executive function, language, memory, visuospatial perception and construction, and psychomotor function. Performance on a test of general intellectual function serves as a context in which performance across neuropsychological domains can be considered. Selection of individual tests that comprise a neuropsychological battery is very likely to depend on the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFordham UniversityBronxUSA