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  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Cognitive Functions in Individuals with TBI (Part 2)

    Presenter: Dean Delis, PhD, ABPP

    This session provides a continuation of the prior overview of important cognitive functions to target in the neuropsychological assessment of individuals with TBI, and strategies for making process-oriented interpretations. Areas to be emphasized include: a) processing speed in verbal versus visual-motor modalities; b) differential profiles of learning and memory deficits among subgroups of TBI patients; c) distinguishing between impairments in more fundamental cognitive skills versus higher-level executive functions; d) the role of cognitive validity testing; e) the importance of identifying all risk factors for permanent cognitive impairments as well as temporary/fluctuating cognitive difficulties; and e) criteria for determining whether or not a low score on a cognitive test truly reflects an acquired permanent impairment.

    Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Cite relevant prevalence data concerning TBI;
    • Describe the importance of assessing various domains to document TBI and its impact on functioning;
    • Identify some measures to use in the assessment of cognitive processes related to TBI.

    Date: Sep 07, 2016 - Time: 03:00 PM EDT