Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

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Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

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Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. With chapters authored by top experts in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this book provides critical, knowledgeable, and expert information for clinicians, attorneys, physicians and other professionals involved in forensic pediatric neuropsychological assessment.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology covers core theoretical and practical topics including the role of pediatric neuropsychology in the courtroom, ethics, test selection, advanced interpretation of test results, tools for assessing sub-optimal performance, differential diagnosis of malingering and related conditions, and factors such as culture and pre-morbid conditions. In addition, in-depth review and clinical case descriptions of mild traumatic brain injury, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, the independent educational evaluation, and the diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as secondary ADHD in the context of the forensic neuropsychological evaluation are covered in detail. The book also includes a toolbox of forms useful for conducting clinical forensic evaluations which will be of particular interest to practicing clinicians.

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Elisabeth M.S. Sherman is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, a neuropsychologist at Alberta Children's Hospital, the Director of the Brain Health program at the Copeman Healthcare Clinic in Calgary, a neuropsychologist in private practice, and an author of A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests, Third Edition.

Brian L. Brooks is a neuropsychologist and Director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellowship at the Alberta Children's Hospital and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

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"This is the first volume devoted to the unique issues and challenges of forensic neuropsychology practice with children. The content is comprehensive, covering critical issues (statistical, clinical, and legal) across a variety of neuropsychologist roles and forensic venues. The author list is a veritable Who's Who in pediatric and forensic neuropsychology. This is sure to be the next 'desk reference' in our field." -- Philip S. Fastenau, PhD, Professor & Director of Clinical Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University


"This book represents an excellent contribution to the field of pediatric neuropsychology... This book is highly recommended to those who plan to practice forensic work as well as those who may be hesitant to become involved. Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is not only a must have to those newly entering the field, but can be useful for those in training and for seasoned professionals who can rely on the data and research in this text to guide their decision making when dealing with the legal system." -- Thomas G. Burns, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, Director of Neuropsychology & Chief of Psychology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Applied Neuropsychology: Child


"This book is highly recommended for anyone engaged or thinking about engaging in
pediatric forensic neuropsychology. There is unparalleled coverage of oft-forgotten issues in assessment that will assist clinicians under scrutiny, and the information is frequently specific to pediatric evaluations without being redundant or generic, as tends to be the case with so many forensic books." -- DOODY'S


"This book represents an excellent contribution to the field of pediatric neuropsychology... This book is highly recommended to those who plan to practice forensic work as well as those who may be hesitant to become involved. Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is not only a must have to those newly entering the field, but can be useful for those in training and for seasoned professionals who can rely on the data and research in this text to guide their decision making when dealing with the legal system." -- Thomas G. Burns, Psy.D.,Applied Nueropsychology: Child


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