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Chapter 15

PSYB65 - Chapter 15 - Nov 22, 2010

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Psychology
Course Code
PSYB65H3
Professor
Ted Petit

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Chapter 15: Neuropsychological Assessment
Module 15.1: Participants in a Neuropsychology Assessment
-To primarily determine whether brain damage was present, which is sometimes called
organicity.
-Goals:
Diagnose conditions that are not readily detectable by using neuroimaging (e.g. early
detection of Alzheimer’s disease)
Assess quality of life and to evaluate the clients capacity to succeed in his/her present
environment (e.g. assessing whether the person will be able to return to work)
THE CLIENT
-Can be referred as a participant, patient, subject, or client. Clinical neuropsychologists refer
to the people they assess as their clients.
-There is no ‘typical neuropsychological client.
NEUROLOGISTRADIOLOGISTCLINICAL
NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST
Definition Diagnoses and treats
disorders of the nervous
system, which includes
disorders of the CNS and
PNS
Specialized training in
obtaining and interpreting
images of human body
and/or treating conditions
using radiological science
Assess, manage, and
rehabilitate individuals who
are suffering from
neurological disorders,
regardless of cause
Education Medical university training,
medical school in doctor
degree, and specialty
training in neurology
residency
Premedical training,
medical training, and a
residency in their
specialty
Do not have medical training
Undergraduate degree,
Master’s degree, and doctorate
degree
Internship program
What
They Do
-Trained to perform a
detailed examination of
the neurological
structures throughout the
body (testing of relatively
basic sensory and motor
functions, in some cases,
testing of cognitive
abilities)
-Administer a lumbar
puncture (spinal tap) to
obtain cerebrospinal fluid
for further testing
-Do not perform surgeries
-Review and interpret a
scans result, and write
a report detailing the
findings for primary
care physician /
neurologists
-Behavioural testing for
patients
Suffering a brain injury medical treatment (by general physician/emergency room attendant)
neurological examination results interpreted by radiologist, consults with neurologist 
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Chapter 15: Neuropsychological Assessment Module 15.1: Participants in a Neuropsychology Assessment - To primarily determine whether brain damage was present, which is sometimes called organicity. - Goals: Diagnose conditions that are not readily detectable by using neuroimaging (e.g. early detection of Alzheimers disease) Assess quality of life and to evaluate the clients capacity to succeed in hisher present environment (e.g. assessing whether the person will be able to return to work) THE CLIENT - Can be referred as a participant, patient, subject, or client. Clinical neuropsychologists refer to the people they assess as their clients. - There is no typical neuropsychological client. NEUROLOGIST RADIOLOGIST CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST Definition Diagnoses and treats Specialized training in Assess, manage, and disorders of the nervous obtaining and interpreting rehabilitate individuals who system, which includes images of human body are suffering from disorders of the CNS and andor treating conditions neurological disorders, PNS using radiological science regardless of cause Education Medical university training, Premedical training, Do not have medical training medical school in doctor medical training, and a Undergraduate degree, degree, and specialty residency in their Masters degree, and doctorate training in neurology specialty degree residency Internship program What - Trained to perform a - Review and interpret a - Behavioural testing for They Do detailed examination of scans result, and write patients the neurological a report detailing the structures throughout the findings for primary body (testing of relatively care physician basic sensory and motor neurologists functions, in some cases, testing of cognitive abilities) - Administer a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to obtain cerebrospinal fluid for further testing - Do not perform surgeries Suffering a brain injury medical treatment (by general physicianemergency room attendant) neurological examination results interpreted by radiologist, consults with neurologist www.notesolution.com
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