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May 2003

Neuropsychological Interventions: Clinical Research and Practice

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Arch Neurol. 2003;60(5):784-785. doi:10.1001/archneur.60.5.784

edited by Paul Eslinger, 360 pp, $50, ISBN 1-57230-744-7, New York, NY, Guilford Press, 2002.

This book was intended to address ideas, methods, and models associated with current research in neuropsychological intervention and results as well as current thinking about specific neuropsychological deficits and their remediation. To accomplish this, the book is organized into 3 sections. Chapters in the first section address the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of neuropsychological intervention, traditional and future or alternative approaches to neuropsychological assessment, pharmacological treatment with and without neuropsychological intervention, and intervention research methods. Chapters in the second section of the book address models of intervention for selected neuropsychological domains, including attention, memory, visuoperception, language, praxis, executive function, and social and emotional functioning. Although the primary emphasis of the text is on the status of knowledge in these areas, implications for future directions are readily apparent and are the focus of the final section of the book. As suggested by the subtitle, Clinical Research and Practice, Eslinger highlights promising findings and areas warranting further research, touching on various ongoing controversies.

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