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Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery

  1. Danny Wedding

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0401

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Wedding, D. 2010. Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery consists of a series of individual neuropsychological measures that, in combination, permit a skilled examiner to make detailed inferences about the integrity of the cerebral hemispheres. Because the brain is the organ of adaptive behavior, brain dysfunction is typically observable in some behavioral aberrations. The tests included in the Halstead-Reitan Battery are designed to sample behavior across every possible sphere and assess all major cognitive, sensory, expressive, and motor functions.


  • halstead-reitan neuropsychological test battery;
  • brain damage;
  • neuropsychological impairment;
  • brain-behavior relationships