Assessment Issues in Child Neuropsychology

  • Michael G. Tramontana
  • Stephen R. Hooper

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael G. Tramontana, Stephen R. Hooper
      Pages 3-38
  3. General Issues in Child Neuropsychological Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Anthony H. Risser, Dorothy Edgell
      Pages 41-65
    3. W. Grant Willis
      Pages 93-111
    4. G. Reid Lyon, Louisa Moats, Jane M. Flynn
      Pages 113-142
  4. Special Topics in Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Russell A. Barkley
      Pages 145-176
    3. Thomas A. Boyd
      Pages 177-204
    4. Jeffrey W. Gray, Raymond S. Dean
      Pages 205-223
    5. Glen P. Aylward
      Pages 225-248
    6. Michael A. Crary, Kyjta K. S. Voeller, Nancy J. Haak
      Pages 249-279
    7. George W. Hynd, Robert T. Connor, Naomi Nieves
      Pages 281-312
    8. Grant L. Morris, Joel Levy, Francis J. Pirozzolo
      Pages 337-366
  5. Comment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-383

About this book

Introduction

Neuropsychology has its roots in clinical neurology. Reading case de­ scriptions by 19th century neurologists, such as Wernicke's painstakingly detailed examinations of patients with the "aphasic symptom-complex," makes it obvious that neuropsychology is not a new discipline. Even the marriage with psychology is not new; the neurologist Arnold Pick, for example, was fully conversant with the developments in contemporary psychological as well as linguistic research. However, the primary focus of 19th and early 20th century psychology was on "general psychology," and only a small number of psychologists ventured into what then was called "differential psychology" (the psychology of individual dif­ ferences) including a few who became attached to neurological research and rehabilitation units after World War I. It remained until World War II for psychologists to establish a more solid working relationship with neurology. What psychology had to offer to neurology was its experimental skill, the development of a sophisticated methodology, and, for clinical work, the development of psychometrics. On the whole, the marriage between the two disciplines has been fruitful, leading to new insights, models, and discoveries about brain-behavior relationships, documented in several textbooks which appeared in rapid succession since the 1960s. In clinical practice, neuropsychology has been inventive in some respects, in others merely introducing psychometric rigor to already existing neurological examinations. As described in greater detail in this book, developmental neuropsy­ chology is of even more recent origin.

Keywords

assessment attention diagnosis intervention neurology neuropsychology psychology rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Tramontana
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stephen R. Hooper
    • 3
  1. 1.Bradley HospitalEast ProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Clinical Center for the Study of Development and LearningUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9301-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9303-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9301-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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