Current research centers on the development of neuropsychological diagnostic instruments for determining the visual processing deficits associated with right hemisphere brain lesions. Currently, a multifaceted search task is being employed in an attempt to distinguish parvo from magnocellular processing disorders. A second interest is in the sex differences that exist in the expression of these visual processing disorders and in other areas of neuropsychological assessment. Work also continues on the use of the Kent Perceptual Processing Inventory in neuropsychological assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD.
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Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1968)
Melamed, L. E., & Wozniak, J. R. (1998). Neuropsychological assessment. In Psychological assessment of children: Best practices for school and clinical settings (2nd ed). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Rugle, L., & Melamed, L. E. (1993). Neuropsychological assessment of attention problems in pathological gamblers. Journal of Nervouse and Mental Disease, 18, 107-112.
Brown, S. R., & Melamed, L. E. (1990). Experimental design and analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Melamed, L. E., & Rugle, L. (1989). Neuropsychological correlates of school achievement in young children: Longitudinal findings with a construct valid perceptual processing instrument. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 11, 745-762.