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Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery

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Halstead-Reitan battery; HRB; HRNB; Neuropsychological assessment

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The Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological test battery (HRNB) is a compilation of neuropsychological tests designed to evaluate the functioning of the brain and nervous system in individuals aged 15 years and older. Although the test was designed as a tool to detect brain damage, the HRNB has shown to be effective in identifying impairment associated with head trauma, tumors, cerebro-vascular accidents, infections, degenerative diseases, learning disabilities, and specific neurological disorders. The HRNB assists clinicians in the identification of a broad range of neurological variables including location, type, severity, and status of brain lesions [2, 3, 8, 10].

The Halstead-Reitan tests evaluates a wide range of nervous system and brain functions, including: visual, auditory, and tactual input; verbal communication; spatial and sequential perception; the ability to analyze information; form mental...

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Mazur-Mosiewicz, A., Dean, R.S. (2011). Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79061-9_1311

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