Clinical Research and Practice
Paul J. Eslinger (Ed.)
Guilford Press, 2005
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The reader will be able to:
• Develop, deliver, and evaluate services for attention problems
• Develop, deliver, and evaluate Describeing and memory problems
• Describe problems with visuoperception
• Examine problems in language
• Describe apraxia
• Explore executive function
• Explore neurologically based social and emotional difficulties
Paul J. Eslilnger, Ph.D., is Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Departments of Neurology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Penn State/Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.
This volume brings together leading clinical investigators to describe effective interventions for a wide range of neuropsychological impairments. Coverage includes cognitive impairments--problems with attention, learning and memory, visuoperception, language, apraxia, and executive functions--as well as neurologically based social and emotional difficulties. Presented is a framework for developing, delivering, and evaluating services that target these specific areas of functioning while promoting the individual's overall adaptation and recovery. Chapters also address the importance of multidimensional assessment, provide best practice guidelines for clinical research, and discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in cognitive rehabilitation.
A very readable, well-edited book applicable to both students in rehabilitation and neuropsychology and well-established practitioners....This book serves to update the clinician's knowledge by providing research-based findings, novel ideas, and concepts that can be directly applied to their practice. It also can serve as a textbook for advanced students who have chosen to specialize in rehabilitation and are just beginning to work with patients who have neuropsychological impairments due to brain injury....I highly recommend this book. --Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
The book's title captures its essence: A lovely combination of the latest scholarly research on a wide range of neuropsychological interventions combined with practical guidelines for the clinician. Rarely does one find this combination in such a readable and useful book. It is clear that the editor and authors are not simply academics but are also dedicated to the very real needs of their patients....Rehabilitation specialists will want to keep this book close at hand in their work. It is an excellent resource for effective treatment suggestions as well as a valuable guide for future research as we refine our knowledge of which treatments are effective for which people under which conditions. --Neuropsychological Rehabilitation