Title

Characteristics of Neuropsychologists Who Prefer the Halstead-Reitan or the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2-1-1991

Abstract

As part of a national survey of psychologists who offer neuropsychological services, 398 subjects responded to questions about their use of, training in, and preference for the Halstead-Reitan (HR) or the Luria-Nebraska (LN) Neuropsychological Battery. Of the 222 subjects who were trained in both batteries, 26% preferred neither battery, 51% preferred the HR, and 23% preferred the LN. The education and training of the latter two groups did not differ. However, clinicians who preferred the HR devoted a greater percentage of their overall practice to neuropsychology, performed more clinical and forensic evaluations, and used more supplemental assessment instruments. Preference for one battery over the other appears to be based on practical, clinical, and experiential factors.

Publication Title

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

Volume

22

Issue

1

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