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Prior to beginning work on this discussion, Review the ABS 300 Clinical Neuropsychological Report for Ms Thompson. (attached)
For this discussion, you will take on the role of graduate student working in a mental health clinic as a part of a practicum assignment. You have been assigned to work with Ms. Thompson. You are provided a copy of Ms. Thompson’s clinical neuropsychological report and your responsibility is to assist Ms. Thompson in following through with the psychologist’s recommendations. You will focus on recommendations #3-5 in the clinical neuropsychological report in order to address impairments in attention and concentration that are adversely impacting her learning and social functioning. When you meet with Ms. Thompson, you will be required to confirm the reason for referral and develop a personalized intervention plan. To determine your comprehension of the information in the assessment report, your practicum supervisor asks you to summarize the psychological assessment findings. To begin your initial post, write a one-paragraph summary of the most significant psychological test results from the clinical neuropsychological report. Be sure to summarize actual test results, not the background history information about the client. Your summary must be 200- 250 words.
In addition, as a part of your training experience, your practicum supervisor challenges you to carefully review the tests used to evaluate Ms. Thompson. You are then instructed to research additional assessment measures and compile a list of alternative psychological tests that could be administered to Ms. Thompson to measure each of the ability areas addressed in the clinical neuropsychological report. Your list must include at least one valid and reliable psychological test for each of the following categories: General Cognitive Assessment (this means, Intelligence Tests), Attention Test(s), Language Test(s), Visuospatial Test(s), Learning/Memory Test(s), and Test(s) of Reasoning/Abstraction. To complete this section, look at the tests administered in the report and test results to identify which tests were already administered under each category. Next, identify alternative tests that measure the same types of abilities for each category that are different from the tests administered in the current evaluation. For the second part of your discussion post, present the list of alternative tests that you compiled and include relevant information from the course text or a peer-reviewed journal article to support your choices.
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The client’s name is Ms. Juanita Thompson who is a 24-year-old female who presents with the main complaint of short-term memory issues and recall. She has a current history of seven concussions with losing consciousness after three if them. Her last concussion was within the last six months. She reports has seizure like episodes where she can taste and smell metal and see things that are not there in the present time of the seizure. She is currently on a seizure medication and has reported no episodes since starting the medication. She has a past medical history of EEGs with extensive monitoring, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. She has been diagnosed with a cyst in her brain. Past family history of depression, grave’s disease, and anxiety. Her family’s main spoken language in the household is English despite being native to Columbia.
According to the WAIS-IV her results are above average which is the basis for her being intelligent. Her short-term attention span was mild, and her long-term attention span was normal. The overall results showed no indications of perceptual/visuospatial disfunction, but her weakness was in encoding where she scored below average on the CVLT-II-work list test. Longer in length stories were especially hard for Ms. Thompson. Her cognitive flexible and her ability to solve problems were on the high average side of testing. When tested for mental health concerns it was revealed that she had immense symptoms for depression and anxiety. She stated relaxion troubles and suicidal thoughts.
With the presence of a cyst in her brain an MRI should be done to further diagnosis any other mental health or mood concerns. A look into her medication and their dosing could also be beneficial to her moving forward. Cognitively I would recommend the following tests to help further discover any issues:
Bender Visual- Motor Gestalt test
Weschler’s Intelligence test
Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening test
Weschler’s Similarities test
The client’s name is Ms.Thompson. Her family’s primary spoken language is English despite being native to Columbia. She is a 24-year-old Columbian & African American female who presents with the main complaint of short-term memory issues due to the multiple concussions over her lifetime, the most recent of which occurred six months ago. Ms. Thompson has noticed reduced short-term recall, occasional word-finding problems in conversation, difficulties sustaining his attention, and increased anxiety in social settings. I have learned that she has had several concussions throughout her life, three with the loss of consciousness. She finds it difficult sometimes to put together sentences. She is currently on seizure medication and has reported no episodes since starting the medication. She has stated in the past that a neurologist had seen her recorded from her previous neurological work-up were not available. She reportedly has had multiple EEGs, including a 48-hour ambulatory EEG monitoring. She has been diagnosed with a cyst in her brain—past family history of depression, severe disease, and anxiety.
After looking over the clinical neuropsychological report, I have concluded that alternative tests for Ms. Thompson.
An MRI should be done further to diagnose any other mental health or mood concerns with a cyst in her brain. I would recommend the following tests:
For an Attention Test, I recommend TOVA, or Tests of Variable Attention
Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt test
Weschler’s Intelligence test
Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening test
Please feel free to recommend any other test that you think I’ve missed or if you disagree with my methods, let me know. I am still trying to get a better understanding of this topic.