Friday, June 18, 2010

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology: Woodock-Johnson III chapter

NOTE -- after making this post I've learned that I may not have had appropriate position to post a link to the PDF copy of the WJ III chapter.  Thus, those URL's have been temporarily deactivated.  I will reactivate if I get clearance.  Sorry.

The forthcoming Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology (Dr. Andrew Davis) can now be pre-ordered from Springer Publishing.

A description of the book, at the publisher website, is below:
This handbook covers basic neurodevelopmental research that any pediatric neuropsychologist will need to know. The authors discuss practical issues in pediatric assessment, and provide a comprehensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsycholoigists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations.

The book also describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology. Also discussed are school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools.

An incomplete table of contents is available at the website.  The complete TOC is listed includes 95 chapters...yes, that is correct!!!!!  Simply a major tome.

I received an advanced copy of the chapter dealing with the WJ III Tests of Cognitive Abilities (Dr. Fred Schrank).  This chapter is unique in that it is the first comprehensive presentation of research results regarding WJ III cluster and test scores on over 2,200 subjects with a variety of clinical diagnoses (ADHD, anxiety spectrum disorders, head injury, autism spectrum disorders, types of learning disabilities, MR/ID, etc.) who are part of the Woodcock-Munoz Foundation Clinical Data Base.

    Section 1: Development
1    Intrauterine Development of the Central Nervous System
2    Neuropsychological Development of Newborns, Infants and Toddlers (0 to 3)
3    Neuropsychology of Early Child Development (Ages 3 to 5)
4    Neuropsychology of Middle Child Development (Ages 6 to 11)
5    Neuropsychology of Adolescent Development (Ages 12 to 18)
6    Cognitive Development
7    Speech and Language Development
8    Moral Development
    Section 2: Functional Neuroanatomy for Pediatric Neuropsychologists

9    Cells, Synapses, and Circuits
10    Cerebral Vascular Anatomy and its Clinico-Anatomic Correlates
11    The Spinal Cord
12    Functional Neuroanatomy of Structures of the Hindbrain, Midbrain, Diencephalon and Basal Ganglia.
13    Functional Neuroanatomy of the Limbic System
14    Functional Neuroanatomy of the Cerebellum
15    Functional Neuroanatomy of the Cerebral Cortex
16    Plasticity in a Pediatric Population
    Section 3: Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
17    Assessment of Premorbid Functioning in a Pediatric Population
18    Neuropsychological Assessment of Newborns, Infants and Toddlers
19    Assessment of Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders
20    Assessing Diverse Populations with Nonverbal Measures of Ability in a Neuropsychological Context
21    Achievement Tests in Pediatric Neuropsychology
22    Assessing Adaptive Skills in a Pediatric Population
23    Measurement of Attention: Theoretical and Operational Considerations
24    Assessment of Executive Functions in a Pediatric Population
25    Memory Testing in Pediatric Neuropsychology
26    Personality Assessment for a Pediatric Population
27    Assessing Visual-Spatial and Construction Skills in a Pediatric Population
28    Cognitive Assessment System: Redefining Intelligence from a Neuropsychological Perspective
29    The Dean-Woodcock Sensory-Motor Battery
30    Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition
31    Examining and Using the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Is it our Future or our Past
32    The Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Test Battery
33    NEPSY-II
34    Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test-Fifth Edition
35    The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition in Neuropsychological Practice
36    Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities
    Section 4: The Assessment Process for Pediatric Neuropsychologists
37    The Pediatric Diagnostic Interview and Neurobehavioral Evaluation
38    Pediatric Neuropsychological Testing: Theoretical Models of Test Selection and Interpretation
39    Malingering and Related Conditions in Pediatric Populations
40    Delayed and Progressive IQ Decline in Pediatric Patients
41    Writing Pediatric Neuropsychology Reports
42    Conducting Feedback for Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessments
    Section 5: Pediatric Neuropsychological Disorders
43    Pervasive Developmental Disorders
44    Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
45    Reactive Attachment Disorder
46    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
47    Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder
48    Developmental Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder
49    Pediatric Tic Disorders
50    Eating Disorders
51    Neuropsychology of Pediatric Anxiety Disorders
52    Mood Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
53    Dyslexia
54    An Overview of Neuroscience Contributions to the Understanding of Dyscalculia in Children
55    Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders
56    Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders of Childhood
57    Neuropsychology of Auditory Processing Disorders
58    Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Assessment and Intervention
59    Perinatal Complications
60    Long-Term Outcome Following Preterm Birth
61    Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL): Pathogenesis and Long-Term Outcomes
62    Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
63    Down Syndrome
64    The Dystrophinopathies
65    Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies
66    Neurofibromatosis, Type 1: from Gene to Classroom
67    Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
68    Pediatric HIV/AIDS
69    Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System: Neurobehavioral and Neuropsychological Sequelae
70    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
71    Central Nervous System Cancers
72    Pediatric Neuropsychology and Sleep Disorders
73    Neuropsychology and Headache
74    Seizure Disorders
75    Pediatric Neuropsychology of Substance Abuse
76    Toxic Exposures
77    Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
    Section 6: Professional Issues for Pediatric Neuropsychologists
78    The Past, Present, and Future of Pediatric Neuropsychology
79    Cultural Considerations in Pediatric Neuropsychology
80    Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Pediatric Neuropsychologists
81    Functional Behavioral Assessment
82    Professional Issues for Pediatric Neuropsychologists: Behavioral Interventions
83    Neuropsychological Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect
84    Forensic Pediatric Neuropsychology
85    Neuroimaging and Pediatric Neuropsychology: Implications for Clinical Practice
86    Psychopharmacology for Pediatric Neuropsychologists
87    Neuropsychology of Gifted Children
88    Sport Neuropsychology for Children
    Section 7: Neuropsychology in the Schools
89    Consulting with School Staff
90    Special Education Law and 504 Plans
91    Participating in Case Conferences
92    Curriculum-Based Measurement
93    Response to Intervention (RTI) from a Neuropsychological Perspective
94    Facilitating School Reintegration for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
95    Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based Academic Interventions

[Conflict of interest Notice- I am a co-author of the WJ III Battery and am also Research Director for WMF]

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