Basics of Child Neuropsychology A Primer for Educators and Clinicians

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-10-05
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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Written expressly for non-neuropsychologists, this book offers a concise, friendly introduction to the developing brain and its functions. Stephen R. Hooper renders complex concepts accessible as he describes the structure of the brain and the workings of the nervous system. The book explains how findings from neuropsychological assessments can help educators and clinicians to better understand and remediate children's difficulties. A range of neurodevelopmental and medical conditions that affect learning and behavior from early childhood through adolescence are explored through a neuropsychological lens. Helpful features include key Take-Home Points distilled from the chapters and recommended print and online resources.

Author Biography

Stephen R. Hooper, PhD, is Associate Dean of Medicine, Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences, a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is also Clinical Professor in the School of Education and a Fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hooper is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of child neuropsychology and is widely published in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, interventions, and related neurodevelopmental issues in children and adolescents. He is the author of 16 textbooks and the original developer of the Traumatic Brain Injury Online Curriculum for school psychologists and other educators in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Dr. Hooper serves on numerous journal editorial advisory boards and he reviews regularly for major journals in the fields of child neuropsychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, developmental disabilities, pediatrics, and child psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Foreword, George W. Hynd
I. Foundations
1. Historical Foundations: How Did Neuropsychology Evolve?
2. The Field of (Child) Neuropsychology: What Is It?
Take-Home Points and Resources for Part I
II. Development, Structure, and Associated Functions of the Central Nervous System
3. Brain Development 101
4. Brain Structure and Associated Functions
Take-Home Points and Resources for Part II
III. Neurodiagnostic Procedures and Interventions
5. Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
6. The Pediatric Neurological Examination and Associated Neurodiagnostic Procedures
7. Evidence-Based Interventions
Take-Home Points and Resources for Part III
IV. Childhood Disorders: Briefs
8. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
9. Neuropsychiatric Disorders
10. Genetic and Chromosomal Disorders
11. Neurological Disorders
Take-Home Points and Resources for Part IV
V. Epilogue
12. What Can I Expect Next?

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