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For all concerned with assessing the neuropsychologic aspects of aphasia and brain damage, this book nicely balances the "how to" and theoretical interpretations. It is a high quality soft-cover first edition with the following threefold purpose: a reconstruction of the original Token Test, a standardization of the methodology, and evaluation of the processes underlying linguistic comprehension. In scholarly style, the authors develop a relevant historical overview, and present an extensive update of the behavioral literature. They explicate their position regarding some controversial problems, such as the nature of verbal instructions and manipulations of geometric forms vs real objects. They describe their scoring system, a procedure in which the examiner assigns ordinal numerals to defined categories of patient responses along the following five dimensions: accurate/inaccurate, responsive/nonresponsive, complete/incomplete, prompt/delayed, and efficient/inefficient. The testing protocol consists of ten subtests with four different command lengths and four sentence types. This revision is claimed to
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