1st Edition

Pediatric Neuropsychology Perspectives from the Ambulatory Care Setting

    244 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    244 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Pediatric Neuropsychology: Perspectives in an Ambulatory Care Setting provides an overview of the most commonly seen disorders in outpatient settings including ADHD, Autism, congenital heart disease, blood cancer and hematologic conditions, brain tumors, and epilepsy. Each chapter provides up-to-date information on these pediatric neurodevelopmental and medical disorders, including a review of the neuroanatomic contributions as well as an overview of the neuropsychological findings. Alongside the neuroanatomic and neuropsychological underpinnings, case examples and intervention recommendations are provided for parents, educators and others who work with these populations, to enhance the ecological validity of neuropsychological assessments.

    With reference to the latest diagnostic criteria, this book is an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists or neuropsychology students whose work includes pediatric patients with neurodevelopmental and neuro medical disorders. It is designed to provide practical information but also the most up to date research in neurobiological and neuroanatomical contributions of these disorders to inform the practitioner and enhance the care provided to their pediatric patients.

    Part 1 Pediatric Neuropsychology Basics

      1. Basics of Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology

    Julie N. Hook & Jeffrey G. Kuentzel

    1.2: Considerations for Testing:

    Julie N. Hook & Jeffrey G. Kuentzel

    Part 2 Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    2.1 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Julie N. Hook, Jeffrey G. Kuentzel, & Elise K. Hodges

    2.2 Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Annette E. Richard & Lindsay Katz

    Part 3 Medical Disorders

    3.1 Congenital Heart Disorders

    Kimberly P. Heinrich & Lindsay Katz

    3.2 Epilepsy

    Rowena Ng & Elise K. Hodges

    3.3 Brain Tumors

    Elise K. Hodges

    3.4 Blood Cancer and Hematological Conditions

    Kaitlin McCloskey

    Part 4 Conveying Findings and Special Considerations

    4.1 The Report

    Jeffrey G. Kuentzel

    4.2 Feedback

    Jeffrey G. Kuentzel

    4.3 Multicultural Considerations

    Jeffrey G. Kuentzel


    Elise K. Hodges Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and associate professor at Michigan Medicine. Her research and clinical work focuses on neuropsychological sequelae of medical disorders primarily in children and adolescents.

    Jeffrey Kuentzel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Director of Wayne State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). He is an expert in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

    Julie N. Hook, Ph.D., MBA. ABPP-CN is Research Associate Professor and the NIH Toolbox® Product Manager in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. In her current role, she contributes to NIH grant-funded research, and oversees the NIH Toolbox® product portfolio.