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1
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Neurospych tests are often coupled w/ info from ___, ___, and ___.

A

clinical reports, physical exam, premorbid/postmorbid reports (self and relative)

2
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Issues such as ___, ___, ___, and ___ need to be considered when evaluating neuropsych data.

A

reliability, validity, sensitivity, specificity

3
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Within Normal Limits (average) is between ___ and ___ standard deviations, and constitutes the middle ___% of the population.

A

-1, +1, 68%

4
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Significantly lower than average (impaired) is below ___ standard deviations, and constitutes the lowest ___% of the population.

A

-2, 2%

5
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Lower than average (low average) is between ___ and ___ standard deviations, and constitutes ___% of the population.

A

-2, -1, 14%

6
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Significantly greater than average (superior) is above ___ standard deviations, and constitutes the highest ___% of the population.

A

+2, 2%

7
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Greater than average (high average) is between ___ and ___ standard deviations, and constitutes ___% of the population.

A

+1, +2, 14%

8
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Measures that boast population-based norms are useful within a neuropsych test battery, true or false?

A

FALSE (ideally, pts should be compared w/ local and subgroup norms as well, to examine strengths and weaknesses)

9
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Significant gaps can be found in the normative data for all age, educational, and intellectual ranges, true or false?

A

TRUE

10
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What is the purpose of neuropsych testing?

A

provides diagnostic clarification, and grading of clinical severity, for patients w/ cognitive deficits (obvious of supposed)

11
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Do neuropsychologists also measure psychosocial function and personality?

A

YES

12
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Are attorneys who represent patients allowed to observe a neuropsych evaluation?

A

NO, no one other than the tester and patient, due to the potential effect of a third person

13
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Ideally, you should sit ___ ___ the patient, so you can fully observe the examinee’s test-taking behavior.

A

across from

14
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The typical neuropsych exam begins with ___.

A

a careful history taking

15
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Neuropsych tests are a series of measures that identify ___ impairment and functioning in individuals.

A

cognitive

16
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Neuropsych tests provide ___ data about aspects of cognition.

A

quantifiable

17
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Impairment in intelligence can be determined by comparing test results to expected achievement levels based on prior ___ and ___.

A

education, occupation

18
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___ tests are thought to be ___ resistant to cognitive damage, e.g., language.

A

hold, more

19
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The Wechsler Scales, WAIS, WISC, and Stanford-Binet are used to test the domain of ___ ___.

A

intellectual functioning

20
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The WIAT, Woodcock-Johnson, and NEPSY are used to test the domain of ___ ___.

A

academic achievement

21
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The Token Test is used to test the domain of ___ ___.

A

language processing

22
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The WTAR, WRAT, NART, and AMNART are used to test the domain of ___.

A

reading

23
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Language functions include ___, ___ and ___, all of which can be selectively impaired.

A

speech, reading, writing

24
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The Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test involves ___ ___ learning of ___ words.

A

rote list, unrelated

25
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The California Verbal Learning Test involves ___ ___ learning of ___ words.

A

rote list, related

26
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The Verbal Selective Reminding Test involves ___ ___ of ___ words.

A

selective reminding, unrelated

27
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The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure is used to test for ___ and ___ ___.

A

immediate and delayed recall

28
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The Continuous Recognition Memory Test tests for ___ memory.

A

visual

29
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Block design is a ___ ___ test.

A

visuo-motor integration

30
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The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, Category Test, Stroop Test, Trail Making Test, WAIS Similarities and Block Design, and Tower of London Test are used to assess the domain of ___ ___.

A

executive functions

31
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Digit Span, Trail Making Test, Continuous Performance Task (CPT), Cancellation Tasks (letter and symbol), and Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) are used to assess the domain of ___.

A

attention/concentration

32
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Simple and Choice Reaction Time, Symbol Digit Modalities Test (written and oral), and Trail A are used to assess the domain of ___ ___.

A

processing speed

33
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The Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure (copy), WAIS Block Design, Judgment of Line Orientation, and Hooper Visual Organization Test are used to assess the domain of ___ ___.

A

visuospatial processing

34
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Index Finger Tapping, Grooved Pegboard Task, Hand Grip Strength, Purdue Pegboard, and Handwriting are used to assess the domain of ___ ___ and ___.

A

motor speed and strength

35
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Name five tests used to assess personality and mood.

A

MMPI, Rorschach, TAT, Big 5 (OCEAN), and BDI (and BAI)

36
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The ___ is a computerized test of variables of attention.

A

Conner’s Continuous Performance Test (CPT)