Assessment Issues in Child Neuropsychology

Assessment Issues in Child Neuropsychology

above issues may apply in the evaluation of adults, they are far more likely to arise as complicating factors in the neuropsychological assessment of children. Nowhere are the age-specific constraints on assessment more apparent than in ...

Author: Michael G. Tramontana

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475793017

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Neuropsychology has its roots in clinical neurology. Reading case de scriptions by 19th century neurologists, such as Wernicke's painstakingly detailed examinations of patients with the "aphasic symptom-complex," makes it obvious that neuropsychology is not a new discipline. Even the marriage with psychology is not new; the neurologist Arnold Pick, for example, was fully conversant with the developments in contemporary psychological as well as linguistic research. However, the primary focus of 19th and early 20th century psychology was on "general psychology," and only a small number of psychologists ventured into what then was called "differential psychology" (the psychology of individual dif ferences) including a few who became attached to neurological research and rehabilitation units after World War I. It remained until World War II for psychologists to establish a more solid working relationship with neurology. What psychology had to offer to neurology was its experimental skill, the development of a sophisticated methodology, and, for clinical work, the development of psychometrics. On the whole, the marriage between the two disciplines has been fruitful, leading to new insights, models, and discoveries about brain-behavior relationships, documented in several textbooks which appeared in rapid succession since the 1960s. In clinical practice, neuropsychology has been inventive in some respects, in others merely introducing psychometric rigor to already existing neurological examinations. As described in greater detail in this book, developmental neuropsy chology is of even more recent origin.
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Child Neuropsychology

Child Neuropsychology

Clinical assessment issues (Chapters 5–8) 3. Childhood and adolescent disorders (Chapters 9–15) 4. Integrated Intervention Paradigms (Chapters 16–17) Chapter 1 provides an overview of definitions of neuropsychological practice, ...

Author: Margaret Semrud-Clikeman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387889634

Category: Psychology

Page: 487

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During the past decade, significant advances have been made in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, resulting in a considerable impact on conceptualization, diagnostics, and practice. The second edition of Child Neuropsychology: Assessment and Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders brings readers up to speed clearly and authoritatively, offering the latest information on neuroimaging technologies, individual disorders, and effective treatment of children and adolescents. Starting with the basics of clinical child neuropsychology and functional anatomy, the authors present a transactional framework for assessment, diagnosis, and intervention. The book carefully links structure and function—and behavioral and biological science—for a more nuanced understanding of brain development and of pathologies as varied as pervasive developmental disorders, learning disabilities, neuromotor dysfunction, seizure disorders, and childhood cancers. This volume features a range of salient features valuable to students as well as novice and seasoned practitioners alike, including: Overview chapters that discuss the effects of biogenic and environmental factors on neurological functioning. New emphasis on multicultural/cross-cultural aspects of neuropsychology and assessment. Brand new chapters on interpretation, neuropsychological assessment process, and report writing. An integrative model of neurological, neuroradiological, and psychological assessment and diagnosis. Balanced coverage of behavioral, pharmacological, and educational approaches to treatment. Case studies illustrating typical and distinctive presentations and successful diagnosis, treatment planning, and intervention. Important practice updates, including the new HIPAA regulations. Child Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition, is vital reading for school, clinical child, and counseling psychologists as well as neuropsychologists. The book also provides rich background and practical material for graduate students entering these fields.
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Clinician s Guide To Neuropsychological Assessment

Clinician s Guide To Neuropsychological Assessment

Manual for the Minnesota Child Development Inventory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. James, E. M., & Selz, M. (1997). Neuropsychological bases of common learning and behavior problems in children.

Author: Rodney D. Vanderploeg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135655853

Category: Psychology

Page: 568

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Neuropsychological assessment is a difficult and complicated process. Often, experienced clinicians as well as trainees and students gloss over fundamental problems or fail to consider potential sources of error. Since formal test data on the surface appear unambiguous and objective, they may fall into the habit of overemphasizing tests and their scores and underemphasizing all the factors that affect the validity, reliability, and interpretability of test data. But interpretation is far from straightforward, and a pragmatic application of assessment results requires attention to a multitude of issues. This long-awaited, updated, and greatly expanded second edition of the Clinician's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, like the first, focuses on the clinical practice of neuropsychology. Orienting readers to the entire multitude of issues, it guides them step by step through evaluation and helps them avoid common misconceptions, mistakes, and methodological pitfalls. It is divided into three sections: fundamental elements of the assessment process; special issues, settings, and populations; and new approaches and methodologies. The authors, all of whom are actively engaged in the clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment, as well as in teaching and research, do an outstanding job of integrating the academic and the practical. The Clinician's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition will be welcomed as a text for graduate courses but also as an invaluable hands-on handbook for interns, postdoctoral fellows, and experienced neuropsychologists alike. No other book offers its combination of breadth across batteries and approaches, depth, and practicality.
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Child Neuropsychology

Child Neuropsychology

As was noted at the beginning of the chapter, the topics of neuropsychological screening and soft signs deal with some of the most complex issues confronting clinicians and researchers in child neuropsychological assessmentissues and ...

Author: John E. Obrzut

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9781483257402

Category: Medical

Page: 342

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Child Neuropsychology, Volume 2: Clinical Practice attempts to bridge the gap between neurodevelopmental theory and clinical practice with a pediatric population. The focus is on some of the more common neuropsychological disorders encountered in children, along with neuropsychological evaluation, intervention, and treatment. Comprised of 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of issues and perspectives in clinical child neuropsychology, followed by a discussion on neurodevelopmental learning disorders in children. The neuropsychological basis of psychiatric disorders in children are then examined, together with epilepsy and closed-head injury as well as different approaches and issues relevant to neuropsychological evaluation of children. Subsequent chapters deal with the importance of soft signs and neuropsychological screening; neuropsychological assessment of children; actuarial and clinical assessment practices; and intervention and treatment. The book also presents an overview of how one might conceptualize and integrate differential diagnosis of neurodevelopmental learning disabilities with appropriate curriculum-based intervention strategies. The final chapter considers the broader applications of behavioral neuropsychology. This book is relevant to clinical child or pediatric neuropsychologists, child or school psychologists, physicians interested in pediatric neuropsychological disorders, and other professionals who provide services to children with neurologically based disorders. It may also serve as a reference for audiologists, speech and language therapists, or educators.
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Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology

Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology

lowbirthweight (VLBW) children at 12 years of age: Relation to perinatal and outcome variables. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 38, 574–602. Prechtl, H.F.R.(1968). ... Assessment issues in child neuropsychology (pp.41–65).

Author: Glen P. Aylward

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461559276

Category: Psychology

Page: 125

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Clinical neuropsychology for infants and young children is an emerging field that contains as much promise as it does perplexing practical and theoretical questions. Infant and Early Childhood Neuropsychology is a groundbreaking study that provides an assessment framework and diagnostic clues for clinicians and researchers, as well as the first documentation and description of this new field for students. The clearly written text translates neuroanatomic issues into clinical applications for professionals charged with making neuropsychological assessments of infants and young children.
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Best Practices in Assessment for School and Clinical Settings

Best Practices in Assessment for School and Clinical Settings

From assessment to treatment: Linkage to interventions with children. In M. G. Tramontana & S. R. Hooper (Eds.), Assessment issues in child neuropsychology (pp. 1 13-144). New York: Plenum Press. Mattis, S., French, J. H., & Rapin, ...

Author: H. Booney Vance

Publisher: Cppc

ISBN: UOM:39015009118491

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 555

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Categories: Children with disabilities

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child

The ecological validity of laboratory and analogue assessment methods of ADHD symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, ... In M. G. Tramontana & S. R. Hooper (Eds.), Assessment issues in child neuropsychology (pp. 177–204).

Author: Ida Sue Baron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199726714

Category: Medical

Page: 454

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This essential desk reference will meet the demand for a broad and convenient collection of normative data in child neuropsychology. In a clearly written, well-organized manner, it compiles published and previously unpublished normative data for the neuropsychological tests that are most commonly used with children. Far from being a raw collection, however, it integrates concepts and models central to the neuropsychological assessment of children into the discussions of data. All these discussions have a practical, clinical focus. As background, the author considers the current status of child neuropsychology practice, test models, behavioral assessment techniques, observational data, procedures to optimize child evaluation, communication of results through the interpretive session and report writing, and preliminary assessment methods. Then she reviews the tests and data under the broad domains of intelligence, executive function, attention, language, motor and sensory-perceptual function, visuoperceptual, visuospatial and visuoconstructional function, and learning and memory. Written by a seasoned practitioner, this book will be an extraordinary resource for child and developmental neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, child neurologists, and their students and trainees.
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Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Intelligence

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Intelligence

Pediatric neuropsychology: Interfacing assessment and treatment for rehabilitation. Needham Heights, MA: Simon ... In G. Reid Lyon (Ed.), Frames of reference for the assessment of learning disabilities: New views on measurement issues.

Author: Randy W. Kamphaus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387291499

Category: Psychology

Page: 676

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This volume – now in its second edition – has been completely updated to provide the most comprehensive and accessible handbook of practices and tools for the clinical assessment of child and adolescent intelligence. Designed specifically as a teaching tool, it provides students with an accessible guide to interpretation and applies the same interpretive systems across many tests. It emphasizes the proper interpretation of intelligence tests within the context of a child’s life circumstances and includes several devices to enhance the logical processes of assessment, beginning with test selection and concluding with the reporting of results. In addition, Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Intelligence: - Stresses the importance of the interpretive process over the value of specific tests - Fosters a deeper understanding of the intelligence construct - Emphasizes learning by example, using valuable case studies and vignettes designed to provide students with concrete models to emulate This edition covers all facets of intelligence testing, including detailed explanations of test interpretation, theory, research, and the full-range of testing options for preschoolers through adult clients. New chapters have been introduced on neuropsychological approaches, adolescent and adult intelligence, including coverage of WAIS-III and KAIT, and achievement and intelligence screeners have been added. And although designed primarily as a text for beginning graduate students, the book is also useful as a "refresher" for clinicians who are looking for updated assessment information.
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Advances in Child Neuropsychology

Advances in Child Neuropsychology

Infantand early childhood assessment.InM.G. Tramontana & S.R. Hooper (Eds.), Assessment issues in child neuropsychology (pp. 225–248). New York: Plenum. Bayley,N. (1969).Bayley Scales of Infant Development.

Author: Michael G. Tramontana

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461226086

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

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In the foreword to Volume 1 of this series, Byron Rourke noted that the field of child neuropsychology is still young. He wrote: "It has no obvious birthdate. Hence, we cannot determine its age with the type of chrono metric precision for which our scientific hearts may yearn . . . . Be that as it may, activity in the field has been growing steadily, if not by leaps and bounds. Although there is nowhere near the intensity of in vestigation of children from a neuropsychological standpoint as there is of adults, there have been notable systematic investigations of considerable interest. Some of the more important of these are presented in the current volume. " I am happy to say that the contents of Volume 2 likewise provide new insights across many important domains of developmental neuro psychology. As the editors note, this book consists of six chapters divided into four general areas, including developmental neuropsychology (one chapter), abnormal neuropsychology (three chapters), assessment (one chapter), and treatment (one chapter). The first chapter is addressed to attention, response inhibition, and activity level in children. In this chapter, Jeffrey M. Halperin, Kathleen E. McKay, Kristin Matier, and Vanshdeep Sharma provide a lucid and articulate review of research on this topic. The authors correctly note by that attention, response inhibition, and activity level are mediated neurocircuits throughout the brain that interact with and modulate vir tually all higher cognitive information-processing domains.
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Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Critical Issues in Neuropsychology Series Editors: Cecil R. Reynolds Antonio E. Puente Texas A&M University University ... Baylor University School of Medicine Karl Pribram, Stanford University ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN CHILD NEUROPSYCHOLOGY ...

Author: Cecil R. Reynolds

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781489968074

Category: Science

Page: 600

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The past decade has brought important advances in our understanding of the brain, particularly its influence on the behavior, emotions, and personality of children and adolescents. In the tradition of its predecessors, the third edition of the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology enhances this understanding by emphasizing current best practice, up-to-date science, and emerging theoretical trends for a comprehensive review of the field. Along with the Handbook’s impressive coverage of normal development, pathology, and professional issues, brand-new chapters highlight critical topics in assessment, diagnostic, and treatment, including, The role and prevalence of brain dysfunction in ADHD, conduct disorder, the autistic spectrum, and other childhood disorders; The neuropsychology of learning disabilities; Assessment of Spanish-speaking children and youth; Using the PASS (planning, attention, simultaneous, successive) theory in neurological assessment; Forensic child neuropsychology; Interventions for pediatric coma. With singular range, timeliness, and clarity, the newly updated Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology reflects and addresses the ongoing concerns of practitioners as diverse as neuropsychologists, neurologists, clinical psychologists, pediatricians, and physical and speech-language therapists.
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