Neuropsychology of the Developing Brain

Implications for Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Anthony H. Risser
  • Dorothy Edgell
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Childhood neuropsychological assessment contributes interpretative data on the relation between overt behavior and the functional systems of the child’s brain. These data are obtained in the expectation that they will be useful in interpretating the significance of the child’s manifest problems. The assessment provides a comprehensive analysis of test-delimited neuropsychological systems, such as language comprehension or visual short-term memory, and of the integrated functioning of these systems. Neuropsychological interpretation occurs in a diagnostic milieu that also might include clinical neurological, neuroimaging, electrophysiological, psychological, and educational data.


Brain Damage Developmental Dyslexia Child Neurology Neurological Soft Sign Soft Sign 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony H. Risser
    • 1
  • Dorothy Edgell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Medical CenterUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyJack Ledger Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Arbutus Society for ChildrenVictoriaCanada

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