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The Neuropsychology Toolkit - Guidelines, Formats, and Language | Richard L. Wanlass | Springer
Condition: Neu. Neuware - This book provides information, guidelines, and materials to help future neuropsychology supervisees identify, understand, and avoid some of these problems and pitfalls. Richard L. Publisher: Springer , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Throughout the training and careers of psychology interns, postdoctoral fellows, and neuropsychologists, there are many errors and misconceptions that can diminish the quality of evaluations.
From the Back Cover : Many outcomes may hinge on a neuropsychology evaluation, from the awarding of money to the granting of custody.
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Chapter 3 focused on the testing environment and chapters 4—7 covered and provided suggestions on obtaining and writing up background information, selecting tests, categorizing performance, conducting testing and interpretation, and writing conclusions and recommendations.
While some of this information may come across as rather basic, a seasoned supervisor will note that many exemplars referenced are frequently raised as issues during supervision. In chapters 8 and 9, Dr Wanlass provides practical advice on how one should comport themselves in their behavior e. Quite nicely, the section finishes off with a post-test so the reader can help gauge how well they incorporated the lessons contained in the previous pages. Section II: Formats.
In chapter 13, he provides suggestions on what might go into a short report. These sections are very organized, but not overly prescriptive in providing a helpful structure for students to utilize in generating a neuropsychological report. Although neuropsychologists will undoubtedly debate where more commonly used measures should truly go into a section e.
In chapter 14, the author presents a framework for a long report format. For many aspiring neuropsychologists, this will be an incredibly useful chapter to review for both its structure and content suggestions, including descriptive language on many measures that are typically administered. It is hoped that these suggestions would facilitate a student transitioning from the mere reporting of data to being more reflective and advanced in creating a more integrated, detailed, and coherent report.
Section III: Language.
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In this final section, Dr Wanlass provides detailed suggestions on word use to help with writing domain sections that are often seen as challenging. Thoughtfully, the author lets readers know that editable versions of the workings offered can be requested, while supervisors should be careful that suggestions are appropriately utilized and tailored to the current patient evaluation. Given these caveats, chapters 15—17 serve as a wonderful resource akin to a clinician's thesaurus for writing. Although there are some suggestions that are quite basic, readers of all levels of expertise will find the offerings to be helpful and sometimes, provoking.
In summary, this is a useful little book that will easily find a place on students' or supervisors' shelf. Bestselling Series.
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New Releases. Description This book provides information, guidelines, and materials to help future neuropsychology supervisees identify, understand, and avoid some of these problems and pitfalls. Also included are a neuropsychological questionnaire, short- and long-report formats, and sample statements that can be used to help with wording sections of the report that are particularly challenging to write. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Back cover copy Many outcomes may hinge on a neuropsychology evaluation, from the awarding of money to the granting of custody.
Assessment of mental, motor, and related functions must be accurate and results reported in clear detail to contribute to an informed judgment. For the practitioner just starting to compose evaluation reports, this can be a daunting prospect, especially if one is still mastering the language of the field and its clinical nuances.
The Neuropsychology Toolkit jump-starts confidence and competence by identifying common evaluation errors--of omission, commission, and misjudgment--and providing a solid framework for avoiding them. Geared toward best practice as well as clear communication, it covers each step of the process, from gathering background information and other pre-test considerations to interpreting results and reporting conclusions, so the developing practitioner can find his or her own voice without sacrificing crucial detail.
This improved evaluation of clients, in turn, will improve the way one's practice is evaluated by supervisors, colleagues, or the courts.