Sports Neuropsychology

Assessment and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Edited by Ruben J. Echemendía

February 6, 2006
ISBN 9781572300781
Price: $59.00
324 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“The text will likely be of greatest interest to neuropsychologists....[It] will be of interest to other sports medicine clinicians who are interested in obtaining an in-depth appreciation of the history and development of neurocognitive testing in sports, and how various cognitive functions are assessed by the different computerized neurocognitive tests. Athletic trainers and team physicians may find the chapter on sideline assessment particularly useful. Students or neuroscientists needing a review of sports concussion epidemiology and basic concussion pathophysiology will also find the book valuable....Sports Neuropsychology is well-written, does not suffer from the redundancy found in many edited texts, and should be considered a useful and authoritative review of the status of this emerging specialty.”

Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences

“This timely resource represents a compilation of historical, conceptual, developmental, and applied knowledge concerning the neuropsychological sequelae and implications of sports-related concussive injuries in both amateur and professional athletes....A welcome addition to the broader field of clinical neuropsychology providing a blueprint that maps out new avenues for clinical practice. It covers a wide range of conceptual and practical issues concerning the diagnosis and treatment of concussive injuries, and is an excellent resource for practicing clinicians working with a broad spectrum of competitive athletes.”

Developmental Neuropsychology

“The book is well-referenced and very readable....The book is well edited so that the writing style flows naturally....Ample ideas for research can be found throughout the text....It would serve well as a reference book for professionals involved with sports programs or neurological rehabilitation.”

Physical Therapy

“An interesting and useful book, because it sheds light on a relatively novel but growing area of clinical practice for neurologists and clinical neuropsychologists and includes valuable practical information for someone interested in developing a sports concussion management program. Concussion management certainly appears to be a burgeoning field, and this book does an excellent job of discussing practical matters critical for assisting in the care of athletes at all levels of competition.”

Archives of Neurology

“As neuropsychological assessment, especially computerized, plays an increasingly prominent role in the recognition and management of athletic mild traumatic brain injury, this comprehensive text is a 'must read' for the entire sports medicine team treating such injuries. Written by a 'who’s who' in the field, and covering all age groups, this is by far the most salient text on this important subject.”

—Robert C. Cantu, MD, Neurosurgery Service, Emerson Hospital; Neurological Sports Injury Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“This practical yet scholarly volume provides important information for those interested in sports neuropsychology. It includes useful suggestions for handling many professional issues that neuropsychologists face when evaluating an athlete, including the key (and difficult) question of how to evaluate recovery from concussion and determine an athlete's readiness to return to play. This up-to-date book will be of benefit to both experienced and beginning neuropsychologists involved in this new area of work.”

—George P. Prigatano, PhD, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

“Athletes frequently suffer concussions, and neuropsychologists are increasingly playing a role in assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and return to play. This book provides both breadth and depth in the areas of concussion management and sports neuropsychology. The chapters are interesting, unique, and written by leaders in the field. I consider it essential reading for professionals interested in sports neuropsychology.”

—Grant L. Iverson, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada