Chapter 1: Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology: Growth of a Subspecialty
Chapter 2. Reasons for Referral
Chapter 3. Brain Development, Response to Injury, and Sociodemographic Influences
Chapter 4. Clinical Practice Considerations
Chapter 5. Behavioral Assessment
Chapter 6. Communication of Results: The Interpretive Session and the Written Report
Chapter 7. Preliminary Screening Assessment and Classification Scales
Chapter 8. Intelligence Testing: General Considerations
Chapter 9. Executive Function
Chapter 10. Attention and Processing Speed
Chapter 11. Language
Chapter 12. Motor Examination
Chapter 13. Sensory-Perceptual Examination
Chapter 14. Visuoperceptual, Visuospatial, and Visuoconstructional Function
Chapter 15. Learning and Memory
Chapter 16. Validity Testing
Index of Case Reports
- A unique and practical edition that compiles published and unpublished normative data for individual neuropsychological tests in one resource/reference text.
- Reviews basic skills required for history taking, administration, interpretation, and communication of results.
- Addresses critical topics in neuropsychology and neurology in domain-specific chapters.
- Focuses on an integrative approach to case analysis.
- Provides key examples of how test results directly inform about brain function in response to medical disease and disorder.
- Emphasizes that knowledge about a child's maturational trajectory is essential for accurate interpretation of brain-behavior relationships.
Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child: Domains, Methods, and Case Studies, Second Edition, is an updated and expanded desk reference that retains the first edition's organizational structure, strong practical focus, and lifespan developmental perspective. It is a unique compilation of published and unpublished pediatric neuropsychological test normative data that contains extensive discussion of assessment methods and case formulation. Added for the first time are instructive clinical case vignettes that explicate brain-behavior relationships in youth, from preschool-age through adolescence. These cases illustrate immediate and late effects that result from common and rare medical diseases and psychological disorders, and highlight key issues that arise when examining a child's maturational trajectory and brain-behavioral relationships using convergence profile analysis.
Part I, Child Neuropsychology: Current Status, contains four introductory chapters regarding definitions, education and training, and professional roles; reasons for referral; typical and atypical brain development; and clinical practice considerations. In Part II, Clinical Issues, discussion covers the procedural steps of neuropsychological assessment, behavioral assessment techniques, observational data, and oral and written communication of results. These chapters are followed in Part III, Domains and Tests, by extended coverage of topics and tests related to the major neuropsychological domains: intelligence, executive function, attention and processing speed, language, motor and sensory-perceptual function, visuoperceptual, visuospatial and visuoconstructional function, and learning and memory. A final chapter addresses deception in childhood, reasons why a child might reduce effort and invalidate assessment, and the use of performance validity tests, symptom validity tests, and embedded validity indicators to assess noncredible effort. Each of the 16 chapters includes definitions, theoretical concepts, models, and assessment techniques that are essential knowledge for clinical and research pediatric neuropsychologists.
Ida Sue Baron, Independent Private Practice, Potomac, MD; Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA; & Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Ida Sue Baron, Ph.D., ABPP is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) as a Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Subspecialist in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology. Honors include past-President of ABCN, Fellow in the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Distinguished Neuropsychologist of the Year (2007), International Neuropsychological Society Distinguished Career Award, (2014), and American Board of Professional Psychology Award for Service to the Specialty of Clinical Neuropsychology (2014). She is in Independent Private Practice, and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.