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What are the uses of clinical neuropsychological assessment? -in clinical neuropsych, brain fxn is evaluated by objectively testing memory & thinking skills -very detailed assessment of abilities is done, and the pattern of str and weaknesses is used in important health care areas, such as diagnosis and treatment planning What do the results tell you and how can they be used? -to understand what prob patients may have in everyday life, which helps to guide planning for assistance or treatment Studies have shown that scores on specific tests relate to everyday fxnal skills, such as managing money, driving, or readiness to return to work -Frontal lobe (motor control, reasoning, judgment) -Parietal lobe (somatosensory info processing) -Occipital lobe (visual perception) -Temporal lobe (auditory info processing) Conceptual model of brain-behav relationships -each neuropsychological test or procedure evaluates one or more of the following categories: Sensory input, Attention and concentration Learning and memory Language Spatial and manipulatory ability Executive fxns Motor output -Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological Battery At
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