Neuropsychological Assessment. William P. Wattles, Ph.D. Francis Marion University. Practicum Log. Supervision Hours (coaching, feedback sessions, etc.) (S), Student-contact Hours (i.e. assessment, intervention) (ST),
William P. Wattles, Ph.D.
Francis Marion University
The part of the frontal lobes responsible for speech and motor functions was apparently spared, so they concluded that the changes in social behavior observed in Phineas Gage were probably due to this lesionPhineas Gage
Psychosensory and Motor abilities
"Executive" or "Frontal Lobe" functions
Personality or Emotional Functioning.Neuropsych assessment
The most commonly used representative of this type of test is the Halstead - Reitan Neuropsychological Battery.Detect Impairment
The most common representative of this type of test is the Luria - Nebraska.Assess level of impairment
If we wish to measure a thing "A" then the test has to be able to measure "A" even when very little of "A" is present; this is sensitivity.Specificity & Sensitivity
Sensitivity the ability to provide a definitive diagnosisSpecificity and Sensitivity
The task requires visual association, motor coordination,and the ability to integrate perceptual and motor skills to achieve accurate reproductionsBender Gestalt
Utility of the RBANS in detecting cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer’s disease: Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive powers
Results suggest that RBANS scores yield excellent estimates of diagnostic accuracy and that the RBANS is a useful screening tool in detection of cognitive deficits associated with AD.
Through functional assessment individuals gain a better understanding of strengths and needs, and the effect these have on career choiceFunctional assessment
Most often involves frontal lobe damage.
Effective performanceExecutive Functions
Six Major Functions
loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage