Perceptual and Cognitive Dysfunction in the Adult Stroke Patient. Siev E, Freishtat B, Zoltan B. Thorofare, NJ, Slack, Inc. 1986, 181 pages, paperback.
This very practical manual for the evaluation and treatment of the adult stroke patient perceptual and cognitive dysfunctions should be of great interest to many practicing occupational therapists and nurses.
Until recently, stroke patient rehabilitation does not concurrently address maximum evaluation of perceptual, visual, and cognitive losses. Even though such deficits have beem widely described in the literature, less has been done to definitively formulate evaluation techniques, correlate deficits with functional loss, and formulate indepth, comprehensive treatment methods. This manual largely addresses that problem.
Various chapters first identify and describe specific perceptual and cognitive post-stroke deficits. The authors present the probable site of lesion based on the specific deficit described. Tests to evaluate the deficits are presented with test directions, scoring, and reliability information included. Suggested treatment methods and other relevant information conclude each section.
Many professionals will be interested in this manual as a concise and useful tool for greater evaluation and treatment of their adult stroke patients.