Part 3: Neuropsychological Evaluation in Clinical Practice: Overview and Approach

Lynn W. Shaughnessy, MA, Maureen K. O’Connor, PsyD, ABCN, and Janet C. Sherman, PhD

Ms. Shaughnessy is a student, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, West Roxbury, MA. Dr. O’Connor is an instructor, Department of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, and Director of Neuropsychology, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA. Dr. Sherman is an assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and clinical director, Psychology Assessment Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Question 3

To determine whether a patient’s cognitive functioning has changed from premorbid status, a neuropsychologist relies on all of the following forms of information concerning the patient EXCEPT

  •  Educational and occupational history
  •  Oral single-word reading ability
  •  Performance on measures of attention
  •  Performance on tests that are resistant to the effects of neurologic damage

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