Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2011 - Psychology - 464 pages
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Provides a current overview of neuropsychological practice in schools, written by a leading school psychologist

With neuropsychological assessment more widely used in school settings than ever before, school psychologists require greater knowledge of both the discipline and its application within the school environment. Written by a leading expert in school neuropsychology, Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment is a practical resource providing learning specialists and school psychologists with clear coverage and vital information on this evolving area of practice within school psychology.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforceyour grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment provides the most current, concise overview of all aspects of neuropsychological practice in schools and explains how to identify the need for testing, conduct a neurodevelopmental history, select appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. In addition to presenting a unique model of applying neuropsychological assessment principles in school settings in chapter 4, this valuable book includes case studies and practice examples.

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Essentials of WIAT?-II and KTEA-II Assessment
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Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of KABC-II Assessment
Essentials of NEPSY? Assessment
Essentials of WMS?-III Assessment

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Contents

The Movement of Applying Neuropsychological Principles to the Practice of School Psychology
1
Training and Credentialing to Apply Neuropsychological Principles into Practice
42
When to Incorporate Neuropsychological Principles into a Comprehensive Individual Assessment
62
A Model for School Neuropsychological Assessment
88
SensoryMotor Functions
111
Attentional Processes
132
VisualSpatial Processes
160
Language Processes
176
Model for School Neuropsychological Report Writing
298
Sample School Neuropsychological Report
320
Clinical Interpretation Guidelines
359
The School Neuropsychological Model Applied to a Common Neurodevelopmental Disorder Autism
383
Index of Test Publishers
394
Neuropsychological Processing Concerns Checklist for SchoolAged Children and Youth
396
References
408
Annotated Bibliography
430

Memory and Learning Processes
198
Executive Functions
234
Speed and Efficiency of Cognitive Processing
261
General Intellectual Ability and Academic Achievement
271
Index
433
Acknowledgments
441
About the Author
442
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DANIEL C. MILLER, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. He holds a Diplomate in School Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists.

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