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Child Neuropsychology: Concepts, Theory, and Practice



Child Neuropsychology: Concepts, Theory, and Practice

Jonathan Reed (Editor), Jody Warner-Rogers (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35718-9 August 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 496 Pages

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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.

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).


  • 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.