A concise, up-to-date review of school neuropsychological assessment that covers effective treatment planning The third edition of Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment offers a practical and concise overview of neuropsychological practice in schools and other pediatric clinical settings and clearly explains how to identify the need for testing. The book shows how to collect a neurodevelopmental history, choose appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. The third edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent advances in the field such as major neuropsychological test batteries for children, including NEPSY-II, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition integrated, and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. In addition, the new edition contains updated online tools, including sample case studies, searchable databases of neuropsychological tests classified by processing area and conceptual model, a neuropsychological processing concerns checklist in both English and Spanish, and sample report shells with tables. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners and school psychologists quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Third Edition contains unmatched guidance and direction for school psychologists and other mental health professionals who serve educators, school children, and their families.
The latest edition of the gold standard in school neuropsychology references In the newly revised Second Edition of Best Practices in School Neuropsychology: Guidelines for Effective Practice, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention, a team of psychological experts delivers a thoroughly updated treatment of modern issues and challenges in school neuropsychology. The editors provide comprehensive discussions of current assessment and intervention models, best practices in assessing cognitive processes, and the important task of collaborating with parents, educators, and other professionals. This latest edition includes: Explorations of the unique challenges posed by working with culturally diverse student populations Clinical advice for learning specialists and neuropsychologists engaged with special populations and students with academic disabilities, processing deficits, or medical disorders New chapters on assessment and intervention with children suffering from trauma or substance abuse Perfect for psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, and academics working in or studying school environments, Best Practices in School Neuropsychology is a must-read reference for practitioners working with children and students who seek a one-stop reference for evidence-informed assessment and intervention guidelines.
The goal of the second edition is to introduce the advance undergraduate or graduate student and more seasoned research scientists in any of the allied health sciences to a wide array of methodological and biostatistical issues, as they occur in the context of both published and ongoing research. Some sixty-four articles published between 1992 and 2002 have been selected from the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Child Neuropsychology and reproduced in this volume. While building upon a working knowledge and understanding of the basic univariate data analytic techniques and the research designs to which they apply, the approach to the more complex multivariate techniques is presented primarily at a conceptual and essentially non-mathematical level. While the issue of the complexity of some of the more recent and standard approaches to data analytic strategies, and their important role to specific research designs is important to convey, there remains an even more fundamental issue of whether the results of correctly applied data analytic strategies make any practical or clinical sense, above and beyond their having reached levels of "statistical significance". These critical issues are addressed throughout various commentaries that the editors make at appropriate points in the text. The volume will appeal to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as clinical neuropsychologists and research scientists in any of the allied health disciplines.
This extremely popular handbook has been thoroughly revised - over half the chapters include new contributors who have generated much of the latest research. Comprehensive and interdisiplinary, the volume addresses treatment and prevention from an empirically based, developmental perspective.
Who is the learning-disabled child? As theories multiply and research accumulates, this pressing question persists, leaving parents and educators and, particularly, students at a loss. The Learning-Disabled Child aims to provide an answer. A broad-based account of what is currently known and done about learning disabilities, the book gets at the roots of this perplexing problem - and offers a new outlook for its treatment.
Learning disabilities are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by failure to acquire, retrieve, and use information competently. These disorders have a multifactorial aetiology and are most common and severe in children, especially when comorbid with other chronic health conditions. This book provides current and comprehensive information about learning disorders, including information on neurobiology, assessment, clinical features, and treatment. Chapters cover such topics as historical research and hypotheses of learning disorders, neuropsychological assessment and counselling, characteristics of specific disorders such as autism and ADHD, evidence-based treatment strategies and assistive technologies, and much more.
Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference The hands-on guide for confidently administering, scoring,and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests ofAchievement Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two expertson the topic—Essentials of WJ IV®Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance foradministering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion ofthe WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference,the text goes beyond the information found in the WJIV® test manual to offer full explanations of thetests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. Thisessential guide also explains the meaning of all scores andinterpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinicalapplications and illuminating case studies. Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievementcontains: Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself'questions Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJIV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJIV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be usedtogether to increase diagnostic utility Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths andweaknesses This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspectsof WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, andreviews the complexities of administration and scoring theWoodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.
This volume is derived from the conference on Training Clinical Child Psychologists held in South Carolina. The goal of the meeting was to identify, examine, and assess the major influences, directions, goals, and actions of consequence to clinical child psychology and to clinical child psychologists. Proceedings: Conference on Training Clinical Child Psychologists explores issues pertaining to the goal of training competent psychologists to work with children, youths, and families. The objectives of this volume and the conference are: *to stimulate discourse meaningful to clinical child psychologists and to the total psychological community; *to clarify major issues and alternative actions, and *to formulate and implement feasible proposals for strengthening the professional preparation of clinical child psychologists. Topics included in this volume include: roles and responsibilities of clinical child psychologists and the boundary issues; curriculum issues; models of training; credentialing and licensing; and recommendations, guidelines and conclusions drawn from the conference. Also included are the Guidelines for Training Psychologists to Work with Children Youths, and Families (Appendix E). Contributors include: June M. Tuma, Donald K. Routh, Michael C. Roberts, Patricia J. Aletky, Stanley F. Schneider, Alan O. Ross, Honore M. Hughes, Anthony P. Mannarino, Thomas H. Ollendick, Annette M. LaGreca, Carolyn Schroeder, Jerome H. Hanley, David S. Glenwick, Steven M. Neuhaus, Frank D. Fincham, Gary B. Melton, Douglas G. Ullman, Howard Markam, William O. Donnelly, Sandra W. Russ, Donald K. Freedheim, Jane W. Kessler, Donald Wertleib, Dennis Drotar, Andrew S. Bradlyn, Lynne Doran, Sheila Eyberg, James H. Johnson, Jean C. Elbert, Robert D. Felner, Raymond P. Lorion, Al Finch, Diane J. Willis, Marilyn T. Erickson, Martha Perry, Richard R. Abidin, Felicisima C. Serafica, Charles Wenar, S. Joseph Weaver, Jacquelin Goldman, Rochelle L. Robbins.