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Description - Sports Neuropsychology by Ruben J. Echemendia

Neuropsychologists are increasingly involved in the assessment and management of sports-related concussion. This is the only book to provide practical guidelines for evaluating mild head injury and making crucial return-to-play decisions for athletes at all levels, from schoolchildren to high school, college, and professional players. Essential basic knowledge is presented and exemplary concussion management programs are described in depth. Coverage encompasses the most sophisticated, evidence-based neurocognitive techniques, including computerized test batteries for pre- and postconcussion assessment. With special attention to ethical and professional issues, the book provides keys to successful collaboration with physicians, coaches and trainers, and patients and their families.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781572300781
ISBN-10: 1572300787
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruben J. Echemendia

Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD, obtained his doctoral degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Formerly, Dr. Echemendia served as Director of the Psychological Clinic at The Pennsylvania State University for 15 years before pursuing a full-time independent practice. During his tenure at Penn State, he founded the clinical neuropsychology laboratory in the Department of Psychology, where he focused his research efforts on the diagnosis and management of cerebral concussion, and was the principal investigator for the grant-supported Penn State Cerebral Concussion Program. He has served as Director of the National Hockey League's Neuropsychological Testing Program and as neuropsychological consultant to the United States Soccer Federation and the U.S. national soccer teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club, and several minor league, college, and high school programs. He has edited three books, is the author of numerous book chapters, and has published extensively in psychological and medical journals. Dr. Echemendia has presented symposia, lectures, and research papers throughout the United States and internationally. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and was recently elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division of Neuropsychology.