This book provides valuable information that is of practical use to psychologists working in the field of neuropsychology. Besides some important information that it covers, it covers well over 100 different tests that are used for neuropsychological assessment. Some of the tests can be purchased and some of the tests (the editors indicate which) can be copied from the book or constructed from the descriptions given.
The tests are described in detail, along with other versions of the tests, if there are any. The purposes of the tests are described along with how to administer and score them. Further information provided regarding the tests include: the age ranges that the tests are appropriate for; where the tests can be purchased (or whether they can be constructed); the expected administration time; the effects of demographic variables on the tests and the reliability and validity of the tests. Several of these tests have been used in South African research, so that South African normative data are available for them. These include the Symbol Digit Modalities Test Alternate Forms and the Bells Cancellation Test.
Types of tests discussed are categorised into:
Additional valuable and practical information is provided regarding psychometrics, norm selection, history taking, report writing and giving feedback. There are separate indexes for test names and for subjects, making it quicker to find information the reader might be looking for. This book is a must-have for any practicing neuropsychologist.
Review by: Sharon Truter
The book can be purchased through NeuropsychologySA’s Loot.co.za affiliation.