1st Edition

School Neuropsychology
A Practitioner's Handbook

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ISBN 9781593850111
Published May 26, 2004 by Guilford Press
328 Pages

USD $47.00

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Book Description

This important resource presents the latest information on brain-behavior relationships and describes ways school practitioners can apply neuropsychological principles in their work with children. Bridging the gap between neuropsychological theory, assessment, and intervention, this accessible text addresses complex topics in a straightforward, easy-to-understand fashion. The authors challenge previous conceptions about brain functions and present the cognitive hypothesis-testing model, an innovative method that helps practitioners form accurate understandings of learner characteristics and conduct meaningful and valid individualized interventions with children with a range of learning and behavior disorders. Including case studies and examples that illustrate what practitioners might actually see and do in the classroom, the volume comes in a large-size format with reproducible worksheets and forms.

Table of Contents

Introduction to School Neuropsychology
1. Assessment and Intervention Practices in Educational Settings
2. A Model of Brain Functioning
3. Neuropsychological Approaches to Assessment Interpretation
4. Linking Assessment to Intervention
5. The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders
6. The Neuropsychology of Mathematics Disorders
7. The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders
8. Neuropsychological Principles and Psychoathology

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Finally, another neuropsychology book geared to practitioners! This much-needed volume integrates brain behavior relationships within an educational context. Recent research has made clear that we cannot understand individuals without studying neuropsychology, yet few resources like this one exist. Practitioners, researchers, and students will find a variety of cases, figures, forms, and charts that are helpful in the daily practice of school psychology. The text is written in a user-friendly fashion, offers a variety of essential neuropsychological information, and comprehensively reviews related assessment activities, while focusing on interventions. In sum, it offers the beginning knowledge base that is missing from so many school psychology programs. - Rik Carl D'Amato, University of Northern Colorado

Hale and Fiorello have met their goal in this book, providing a clearly written, data-based survey of the child-centered brain behavior literature. Clinically relevant and user-friendly, this book will serve as a primary text in beginning-level graduate neuropsychology courses, and as a supplemental text in cognitive assessment courses. It is also a useful reference for clinicians and researchers working with children and adolescents. - Vincent C. Alfonso, School Psychology Program, Fordham University

This unique volume brings together the fundamentals of neuropsychology and brain organization with discussions of specific neurodevelopmental syndromes, their impact on learning and behavior, and practical issues of diagnosis and remediation. State-of-the-art knowledge is presented in a reader-friendly, engaging manner. This book will be an invaluable reference and guide for school psychologists, child neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, special education professionals, and anyone else concerned with brain behavior relationships in the educational context. - Elkhonon Goldberg, New York University School of Medicine