PSYC37H3 Chapter 10: Chapter 10b.docx

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An essential component of any assessment is an evaluation of a client"s mental status. Benett has proposed a simplified model of brain-behaviour relationships that is helpful in organizing the seemingly chaotic profusion of neuropsychological tests: the conceptualization is a slight expression of the model presented by reitan and. Each neurological procedure evaluates one or more of the following categories: Executive functions: logical analysis, concept formation, reasoning, planning, flexibility of thinking. Motor output: look at figure 10. 6. Scale iii or rey auditory verbal learning test. An individual who does not see stimuli correctly, hear sounds accurately, or process touch reliably may encounter additional handicaps at higher levels of perception and cognition. Reitan and klove developed procedures for sensory perceptual procedures: consists of several methods for delivering unilateral and bilateral stimulation in the modalities of touch, hearing and vision. Especially diagnostic if the examinee consistently makes more errors on one side of the body than the other.

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