Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology

  • Peter DodzikEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_2150

Membership as of (January 2015)

The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) was developed in 1996 by a coalition of clinical practitioners representing institutions hiring pediatric neuropsychologists. The original group conceived the board to advance their belief that a unique interplay exists between neurodevelopmental issues and neuropsychological assessment that requires special sets of expertise not readily assessed by then existing boarding entities. Following discussion with colleagues who were members of medical practice and psychology boards, the coalition elected to establish an independent certifying authority. The examination process evolved into a comprehensive and multi-level process that includes a written application including clinical case vignettes used to determine decision-making strategies of the applicant, scope of practice and a thorough assessment of organized training in pediatric neuropsychology (from graduate school to continuing education),...

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References and Readings

  1. ASPPB National Register Designation Committee. (2008). Retrieved 1 Oct 2009 from http://www.nationalregister.org/designate_stsearch.html
  2. Beljan, P., Bos, J., Courtney, J., & Dodzik, P. (2006). Preparation guide for examination and certification by the American board of pediatric neuropsychology. Retrieved from http://abpdn.org/docs/studyguide.pdf

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fort Wayne Neurological CenterFort WayneUSA