Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists is a bestselling, comprehensive guide to the assessment and rehabilitation of impaired cognitive function and brain damage. Divided into two parts, the first introduces the fundamental role cognition has in occupational performance, before moving on to examine the theoretical frameworks behind cognitive rehabilitation. The second part covers the key components of each cognitive function, including attention, visual perception, movement, memory, and executive functions, and the disorders associated with them.
Revised throughout, this invaluable new edition includes:
- Updated theory and evidence base of neuropsychology
- Frameworks and guidelines for assessment and intervention in practice
- Updated content on attention, memory and executive functions
- A new chapter on cognitive function in later years, and working with people to maintain cognitive health.
Written in a clear and engaging style by an experienced author team of academic occupational therapists, with contributions from expert practising clinicians, it is full of a range of learning features, including case studies, summaries, and reflective activities, as well as for the first time narratives of the lived experience of cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists is essential reading for students, newly qualified practitioners, and all those who work within neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation.
About the Editors vii
About the Contributors ix
About the Companion Website xv
Part I Cognition and the Occupational Therapy Process 1
1 Occupation and Cognitive Rehabilitation 3Stephanie Tempest and Linda Maskill
2 Assessment and Measuring Change 17Linda Maskill and Stephanie Tempest
3 Intervention for Cognitive Impairments and Evaluating Outcomes 33Linda Maskill and Stephanie Tempest
Part II Cognition: Understanding Function and Working with People with Impairments 51
4 Cognition: Methods and Processes 53Linda Maskill and Stephanie Tempest
5 Attention 71Richard Jefferson and Linda Maskill
6 Visual Perception, Recognition and Agnosia 89Linda Maskill and June Grieve
7 Complex Perceptual Functions: Body Scheme and Agnosia, Constructional Skills and Neglect 113Stephanie Tempest and Linda Maskill
8 Memory 123Tess Baird and Linda Maskill
9 Purposeful Movement and Apraxia 149Stephanie Tempest
10 Executive Functions 165Sacha Hildebrandt
11 Cognitive Function in the General Population: Maintaining Cognitive Health in Later Years 177Linda Maskill