Articles of Interest
Hand Preference and Performance in Children
As psychologists practicin …- Posted August 11, 2017
The Rey 15-Item Test of Malingering
The Rey 15-Item (FIT) test …- Posted April 21, 2017
Detecting Malingering from the RAVLT Test
The Rey Auditory Verbal Le …- Posted March 23, 2017
Depression, Dementia and Delirium: Differential Diagnosis
by Robert van der Westhuiz …...
Victoria Stroop Test (VST): A Freely Available Test of Executive Function
There are several differen …- Posted October 13, 2016
Do Children Malinger?
Some research shows that a …...
Examples of Neuropsychological Reports
Even experienced neuropsychologists can improve their report-writing skills by carefully considering the reports of other experienced neuropsychologists. In this article, reports of a few well-respected South African psychologists are provided, for learning purposes.
Phonemic Fluency Test
Helen Ferrett published an article in 2014 in the International Journal of Testing* that demonstrated that when trying to test phonemic fluency in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa-speaking individuals in South Africa, it is inadvisable to use the conventional letters of the Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWA or COWAT). She indicated that the letter groups PRW and CFL are commonly used, although in the writer's experience, the letter group FAS is commonly used, with an Afrikaans version of VAS also being administered.
Brain Dissection Demonstration
We are fortunate to have the local skills of Coenie Hattingh of the University of Cape Town who has put together a video of a brain dissection that clearly shows, amongst other things, the emotional circuits of the brain. This video is an excellent learning and teaching tool and Coenie Hattingh has been kind enough to have the video place on You Tube for the education of all who are interested.
Payment Solutions for Neuropsychologists
A group discussion through the NeuropsychologySA Linked-In group in November 2014 provided some helpful tips, which will be set out below. Of great additional value, though, were some tips and a copy of a contract for attorneys that was provided to NeuropsychologySA by a trusted medico-legal expert who has found his system to work very well. This, too, is set out below.