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Child Neuropsychology: Concepts, Theory, and Practice

Jonathan Reed (Editor), Jody Warner-Rogers (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5266-2
496 pages
October 2008, ©2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Based on the most up-to-date research, Child Neuropsychology is a thorough and accessible guide to the key concepts and basic processes central to neuropsychological assessment and child evaluation. Essays by leading experts in the field cover basic neuropsychological functions and related disorders in the context of brain development.

Divided into three parts, the text begins with clear definitions of the concepts and methodology of brain development in child neuropsychology. Part two examines normal and abnormal functional development. The final part considers professional practice and provides valuable insights into the special problems of neuropsychological assessment of infants and children in clinical and educational settings.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction Jonathan Reed and Jody Warner Rogers

Section 1 Key Concepts.

2 The Importance of Tracing Developmental Trajectories for Clinical Child Neuropsychology (Dagmara Annaz, Annette Karmiloff-Smith and Michael C. S. Thomas).

3 Child Brain Development (Hans J. ten Donkelaar).

4 Genetics of Learning Abilities and Disabilities: Implications for Cognitive Neuroscience and Translational Research (Yulia Kovas and Robert Plomin).

5 Brain Plasticity: Evidence from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury (Judy S. Reilly, Susan C. Levine, Ruth Nass and Joan Stiles).

6 Neuroimaging in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders (Paramala J Santosh and Ruksana Ahmed).

7 The Concept and Development of General Intellectual Ability (Mike Anderson).

Section 2 Theory of Neuropsychological Development.

8 The Neuropsychology of Language Development (Frederic Dick, Robert Leech and Fiona Richardson).

9 The Neuropsychology of Visuo-spatial and Visuo-motor Development (Janette Atkinson and Marko Nardini).

10 The Neuropsychology of Children’s Memory (Arthur MacNeill Horton and Henry Soper).

11 The Neuropsychology of Attention Development (Maxine Sinclair and Eric Taylor).

12 Executive Functions and Development (Clare Hughes and Andrew Graham).

13 Self-regulation in the Developing Brain (Rebecca Todd and Marc Lewis).

14 Social Neuroscience (Simon Baron-Cohen and Bhismadev Chakrabarti).

15 Reading (Usha Goswami).

16 Developmental Dyscalculia (Brian Butterworth)

Section 3 Practice.

17 Neuropsychological Assessment in a Neurological Setting (Ingram Wright and Peta Sharples)

18 Neuropsychological Assessment in Child Mental Health Contexts (Ian Frampton)

19 Applications of Neuropsychology in Schools (Sue Harrison and Jane Hood).

20 Neuropsychological Assessment in Medical Contexts Psychological Assessment in Medical Contexts (Sarah Helps).

21 A Clinician’s Guide to Child Neuropsychological Assessment and Formulation (Jody Warner Rogers and Jonathan Reed).


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Author Information

Jonathan Reed is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in child neuropsychology. He is a director and co-founder of a community child neuropsychology rehabilitation service, Recolo UK Ltd. He has worked as a child neuropsychologist at Guy’s Hospital, London and at the Royal London Hospital.

Jody Warner-Rogers trained at West Virginia University. She is a consultant clinical psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist with the Paediatric Neurodisability Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the latest concepts central to infant and child neuropsychology
  • Outlines the latest findings by leading experts in their respective neuropsychological specialties
  • Discusses the impact of brain development and neuropsychological disorders on family life
  • Offers practical guidance on assessment tools and intervention techniques in home, clinical, and educational settings.
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"Reed and Warner-Rogers have made a substantial contribution to the development of child neuropsychology, which has suffered a dearth of comprehensive texts, in this broad-ranging, well-conceived and authoritative volume."
Professor J Graham Beaumont, Department of Clinical Psychology, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London

"For me, they have more than succeeded in meeting their goals for combining science and practice, staying academically grounded but accessible, and powerfully presenting the case for the necessary focus on developmental variables. The text is both fascinating and readable throughout."
Jane Holmes Bernstein Ph. D., Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School

"A valuable addition to the libraries of pediatric/child neuropsychologists. It takes a somewhat different and refreshing approach as compared to existing texts, focusing on neurobehavioral functions rather than clinical disorders. The book places a strong emphasis on clinical translation and application that should appeal to practitioners, but is firmly grounded in state-of-the-art theory and research."
Professor Keith Yeates, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Research Institute, Ohio State University

"Here in a single volume, the reader will find material about key concepts of child development, summaries of current theory, and recommendations for clinical practice with most of the disorders commonly seen by pediatric neuropsychologists. Whether read as the textbook for a course or bought as a self-study aid, practitioners new to the field will find this material invaluable, while experienced professionals will surely appreciate the well-edited chapters that will quickly bring them ‘up to speed’ on recent advances. This is an immensely useful book that should be a part of every pediatric neuropsychologist’s library."
Steve Hughes, PhD, LP, ABPdN, Director of Education and Research, The TOVA Company

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