Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II
Author: Thomas Oakland,Patti L. Harrison
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN: 9780080559780
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II Book Excerpt:

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II summarizes information on adaptive behavior and skills as well as general issues in adaptive behavior assessment with the goal of promoting sound assessment practice during uses, interpretations, and applications of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II. Adaptive behavior and skills refer to personal qualities associated with the ability to meet one’s personal needs such as communication, self-care, socialization, etc. and those of others. Data from measures of adaptive behavior have been used most commonly in assessment and intervention services for persons with mental retardation. However, the display of adaptive behaviors and skills is relevant to all persons. The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II (ABAS-II) provides a comprehensive, norm-referenced assessment of the adaptive behavior and skills of individuals from birth through age 89. The comprehensive natures of the ABAS-II, ease in administration and scoring, and wide age range have resulted in its widespread use for a large number of assessment purposes. The book provides practical information and thus serves as a valuable resource for those who use the ABAS-II. Assists in the functional use of the ABAS-II Provides case studies illustrating use of the ABAS-II in comprehensive assessment and intervention planning Reviews scholarship on adaptive behaviors and skills Describes legal, ethical, and other professional standards and guidelines that apply to the use of the ABAS-II and other measures of adaptive behavior Discusses the use of the ABAS-II with autism, mental retardation; young children and those in elementary and secondary school; as well as incarcerated persons being evaluated for possible mental retardation

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II ABAS II

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II  ABAS II
Author: Patti L. Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Special Education

Encyclopedia of Special Education
Author: Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology Cecil R Reynolds, PhD,Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, Ed.D., NCSP
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2168
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0471677981
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Special Education Book Excerpt:

Offers a thoroughly revised, comprehensive A to Z compilation of authoritative information on the education of those with special needs.

ABAS II Adaptive Behavior Assessment System

ABAS II  Adaptive Behavior Assessment System
Author: Patti L. Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780158004501
Category: Adaptability (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention

Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention
Author: Stephen J. Bagnato
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2007-06-06
ISBN: 9781606237526
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Assessment for Early Childhood Intervention Book Excerpt:

Meeting a crucial need, this book provides clear recommendations for authentic developmental assessment of children from infancy to age 6, including those with developmental delays and disabilities. It describes principles and strategies for collecting information about children's everyday activities in the home, preschool, and community that serves as a valid basis for intervention planning and progress monitoring. Throughout, the book emphasizes the importance of enlisting parents as partners with practitioners and teachers in observation and team-based decision making. Special features of this well-organized, accessible volume include recommendations for developmentally appropriate assessment tools and "Best-Practice Guidepoints" in each chapter that distill key professional standards and practices.

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior
Author: Paul J. Frick,Christopher T. Barry,Randy W. Kamphaus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-12-12
ISBN: 144190641X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior Book Excerpt:

Psychologists offer an increasing variety of services to the public. Among these services, psychological assessment of personality and behavior continues to be a central activity. One main reason is that other mental health professionals often do not possess a high level of competence in this area. And when dealing with children and adolescents, psychological assessment seems to take on an even greater role. Therefore, it follows that comprehensive graduate-level instruction in assessment should be a high priority for educators of psychologists who will work with these youth. This textbook is organized into three sections, consistent with the authors’ approach to teaching. Part I provides students with the psychological knowledge base necessary for modern assessment practice, including historical perspectives, measurement science, child psychopathology, ethical, legal, and cultural issues, and the basics of beginning the assessment process. Part II gives students a broad review of the specific assessment methods used by psychologists, accompanied by specific advice regarding the usage and strengths and weaknesses of each method. In Part III, we help students perform some of the most sophisticated of assessment practices: integrating and communicating assessment results and infusing assessment practice with knowledge of child development and psychopathology to assess some of the most common types of behavioral and emotional disorders in youth. A text focusing on assessment practices must be updated every four to six years to keep pace with advances in test development. For example, several of the major tests reviewed in the text, such as the Behavioral Assessment System for Children and the Child Behavior Checklist, have undergone major revisions since the publication of the last edition making the current content outdated. Further, another major test, the Conners’ Rating Scales, is undergoing substantial revisions that should be completed before publication of the next edition. Finally, the evidence for the validity of the tests and the recommendations for their appropriate use evolve as research accumulates and requires frequent updating to remain current. For example, there was a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology published focusing on evidenced-based assessment of the major forms of childhood psychopathology that will need to be integrated into the chapters in Part 3. This latter point reflects an important trend in the field that should influence the marketing of the book. That is, there are several initiatives being started in all of the major areas of applied psychology (e.g., school, clinical, and counseling) to promote evidenced-based assessment practices. These initiatives have all emphasized the need to enhance the training of graduate students in this approach to assessment. This has been the orientation of this textbook from its first edition: that is, Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior has focused on using research to guide all recommendations for practice. The ability of the textbook to meet this training need should be an important focus of marketing the book to training programs across all areas of applied psychology.

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Cheryl Klaiman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1119075505
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders Adaptive behavior assessment measures independent living skills, including communication, social skills, personal care, and practical work skills. For individuals with intellectual disabilities, evaluation of these skills is a critical tool for measuring eligibility and can identify specific skills that must be learned before effective educational interventions can be implemented. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders describes the role of adaptive behavior in assessment and treatment, and provides clear guidance for measurement. Case samples provide real-world illustration of behaviors and assessment, and systematic comparison of various measures are presented and explained to better inform planning. Individual chapters outline specific adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, giving clinicians, practitioners, students, and researchers a better understanding of diagnostic differentials and how to place independent skill programming in treatment and intervention. Plan intervention and treatment based on accessible measurement guidelines across a range of disorders Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive functioning specific to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and genetic disorders Compare and contrast current measures to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of overlap Quickly locate essential information with Rapid Reference and Caution boxes For individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, adaptive behaviors are the keys to independence; without them, these individuals will perpetually struggle with achieving optimum independence without the basic skills needed to function at home, in school, and in the community. Assessment allows these skills to be factored in to treatment and intervention planning, and can help improve the outcomes of other intervention methods. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders clarifies the assessment of these important behaviors, helping clinicians make more informed decisions around diagnosis, education, and treatment planning.

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation
Author: Aurelio Prifitera,Donald H. Saklofske,Lawrence G. Weiss
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN: 0080521738
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WISC IV Clinical Use and Interpretation Book Excerpt:

WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation provides comprehensive information on using and interpreting the WISC-IV for clinical assessment and diagnosis. With chapters authored by recognized experts in intelligence research, test development, and assessment, this will be a valuable resource to anyone using the WISC-IV in practice. This information is available nowhere else and is a unique opportunity to understand the WISC-IV from the perspective of those who know it best. Most relevant to practitioners is the applied focus and interpretation of the WISC-IV in psychological and psychoeducational assessment. Divided into two sections, Section I discusses general advances in the assessment of children's intelligence, and how the WISC-IV differs from the WISC-III. Also discussed are the clinical considerations of this test, including the meaning of the FSIQ and four Index scores and how the WISC-IV relates to other assessment measures, including the WISC-IV Integrated. Section II discusses the use of WISC-IV with exceptional children, including those with learning disabilities, giftedness, mental retardation, hearing impairment, ADHD, neuropsychological injury, and/or cultural and ethnic differences. * Written by leading experts * Provides a comprehensive description of the WISC-IV from research to clinical practice * Discusses WISC-IV use with exceptional children including LD, AD/HD, Gifted, Mental Retardation, Language Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Head/Brain Injury, and Cultural and Ethnically Different Children * Outlines integrated models of assessment of assessment that include the WISC-IV * Provides case studies illustrating WISC-IV clinical use * Contains additional validity data on WISC-IV not available elsewhere * Practical and directly relevant to practitioners who use the WISC-IV

What is Mental Retardation

What is Mental Retardation
Author: Harvey N. Switzky,Stephen Greenspan
Publsiher: AAMR
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780940898943
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Mental Retardation Book Excerpt:

What is Mental Retardation? is a rare peek into the divergent--and at times contentious--points of view among the world's leading researchers on what the condition of mental retardation is and how it should be defined, measured, and implemented in the 21st century. This candid and insightful collection of 21 essays features expert opinion on issues ranging from whether mental retardation really is a slowing of mental development and what the disability should be called, to how cultural norms affect the definition of the condition worldwide and lessons learned from the Atkins v. Virginia case. The definitions of mental retardation published from 1921-2002 by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provide the backdrop for this powerful discussion.

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Two

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Two
Author: Patti L. Harrison,Thomas Oakland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780154004529
Category: Adaptability (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment
Author: Carina Coulacoglou,Donald H. Saklofske
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 0128024909
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

Psychometrics and Psychological Assessment: Principles and Applications reports on contemporary perspectives and models on psychological assessment and their corresponding measures. It highlights topics relevant to clinical and neuropsychological domains, including cognitive abilities, adaptive behavior, temperament, and psychopathology.Moreover, the book examines a series of standard as well as novel methods and instruments, along with their psychometric properties, recent meta-analytic studies, and their cross-cultural applications. Discusses psychometric issues and empirical studies that speak to same Explores the family context in relation to children’s behavioral outcomes Features major personality measures as well as their cross cultural variations Identifies the importance of coping and resilience in assessing personality and psychopathology Examines precursors of aggression and violence for prediction and prevention

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Author: David R. Strauser, PhD,Timothy N. Tansey, PhD,Fong Chan, PhD, CRC
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 0826162436
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Book Excerpt:

This graduate-level text on rehabilitation and mental health counseling disseminates foundational knowledge of assessment principles and processes with a focus on clinical application. Written by recognized leaders in rehabilitation and mental health, it is the only book to use the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework to integrate assessment tools and techniques addressing practice with varied populations and settings. Written by leading practitioners with specialized knowledge, chapters focus on specific populations and service delivery settings. The book features a variety of learning tools to foster critical thinking, including learning objectives and case examples highlighting important principles and applications. Sample reports and templates further reinforce understanding of specific applications. A robust instructor package offers PowerPoints, a test bank including discussion questions, and sample syllabi. Purchase includes access to the ebook for use on most mobile devices and computers. KEY FEATURES Provides the only comprehensive view of assessment in rehabilitation and mental health using the ICF framework Integrates assessment tools and techniques for both rehabilitation and mental health in diverse settings Written by recognized leaders in the field of rehabilitation and mental health Includes learning objectives and case examples highlighting important principles and applications Presents sample report templates and completed reports to strengthen integration and presentation of test results Offers a robust instructor package with PowerPoints, a test bank including discussion questions, and sample syllabi

Assessing Impairment

Assessing Impairment
Author: Sam Goldstein,Jack A. Naglieri
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-12-01
ISBN: 1489979964
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Impairment Book Excerpt:

This Second Edition of the book expands on the in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of impairment presented in the original volume. It explores the complex relationships between disabling conditions and impairment, with new data and insights on assessment and potential avenues for treatment. Original and revised chapters critique current models of impairment and offers an integrated model rooted in the contexts of medical, mental health, and cognitive challenges in disability. Leading scholars and clinicians provide updated evidence for a much-needed reconceptualization of impairment within the context of diagnosis and disability. This contextual approach to assessment – a wide-ranging quality-of life perspective – goes beyond symptom counting, resulting in more accurate diagnosis, targeted interventions, and improved patient functioning. Topics featured in this book include: The role of family and cross-setting supports in reducing impairment. Relationships between adaptive behavior and impairment. Legal conceptions of impairment and its implications for the assessment of psychiatric disabilities. Impairment in parenting. The Neuropsychological Impairment Scale (NIS). The Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (BFIS). The Rating Scale of Impairment (RSI). Treatment integrity in interventions for children diagnosed with DSM-5 disorders. Assessing Impairment, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology as well as child and adolescent psychiatry, educational psychology, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, social work, and pediatrics.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
Author: Ellen Braaten
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1944
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN: 1506353290
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

According to the CDC “about one in six, or about 15%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities,” such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and learning disability. Intellectual disorders are characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills, impacting learning, reasoning, problem solving, and other cognitive processes. These disabilities originate before the age of 18 and continue across the life span. Developmental disorders are chronic disabilities that can be cognitive or physical or both. The disabilities appear before the age of 22 and are likely to progress across the lifespan. Some developmental disorders are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy. Some individuals may have a disorder that includes a physical and intellectual disability; for example, Down syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome. Intellectual and developmental disorders are significant and growing issues that are studied across a number of disciplines. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders is aimed at students interested in psychology, counseling, education, social work, psychiatry, health sciences, and more. This encyclopedia will provide an in-depth look at a wide range of disorders, alongside interventions, the latest research translated for an undergraduate audience, historical context, and assessment tools for higher-level students. We will take a truly interdisciplinary approach by also covering sociocultural viewpoints, policy implications, educational applications, ethical issues, and more.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Author: Keith Cheng,Kathleen M. Myers
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 1605474436
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

"Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The Essentials, Second Edition presents comprehensive yet practical information about psychiatric problems in children and adolescents that can be used in a wide variety of clinical settings. Written by both psychiatrists and primary care providers, this concise and readable text is divided into four sections on evaluation, specific disorders, special issues, and treatment. Clinical case studies reinforce the major points in each chapter and tables present at-a-glance information on psychotropic drugs for various disorders. This edition has fifty percent new contributing authors, more information on evaluating polypharmaceutic approaches, and new chapters on fetal alcohol syndrome, nutritional psychiatry, and evidence-based psychotherapies"--Provided by publisher.

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System ABAS 3

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System  ABAS  3
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9781488606595
Category: Adaptability (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Adaptive Behavior Assessment System

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System
Author: Patti L. Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780774755252
Category: Adaptability (Psychology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Cheryl Klaiman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN: 1119075556
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders Adaptive behavior assessment measures independent living skills, including communication, social skills, personal care, and practical work skills. For individuals with intellectual disabilities, evaluation of these skills is a critical tool for measuring eligibility and can identify specific skills that must be learned before effective educational interventions can be implemented. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders describes the role of adaptive behavior in assessment and treatment, and provides clear guidance for measurement. Case samples provide real-world illustration of behaviors and assessment, and systematic comparison of various measures are presented and explained to better inform planning. Individual chapters outline specific adaptive behaviors across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, giving clinicians, practitioners, students, and researchers a better understanding of diagnostic differentials and how to place independent skill programming in treatment and intervention. Plan intervention and treatment based on accessible measurement guidelines across a range of disorders Gain a deeper understanding of adaptive functioning specific to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and genetic disorders Compare and contrast current measures to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of overlap Quickly locate essential information with Rapid Reference and Caution boxes For individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, adaptive behaviors are the keys to independence; without them, these individuals will perpetually struggle with achieving optimum independence without the basic skills needed to function at home, in school, and in the community. Assessment allows these skills to be factored in to treatment and intervention planning, and can help improve the outcomes of other intervention methods. Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders clarifies the assessment of these important behaviors, helping clinicians make more informed decisions around diagnosis, education, and treatment planning.

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability
Author: Michael Chafetz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 0199998124
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intellectual Disability Book Excerpt:

Courts recognize that those who are involved in medico-legal proceedings have a stake in the outcome of their psychological assessment, regardless of whether they are high- or low-functioning individuals. Accounting for the validity of the evaluation in low-functioning examinees is frequently made more difficult by impairment; when evaluating testimony from people with intellectual disability (ID), neuropsychologists and psychologists must acknowledge the differences between the medico-legal evaluation and the clinical evaluation. This book provides helpful guidelines for assessing validity in low-functioning claimants. It charts recent advances in psychological and neuropsychological assessment pertaining to civil and criminal proceedings while examining issues such as validity and motivation, assessments of disability, criminal and civil capacities, capital cases, Miranda waiver cases, and others. In disability cases, the Social Security Administration has had a long-standing policy that prevents neuropsychologists and psychologists from using validity instruments--yet, using this book, an accurate and valid assessment can still be obtained. Evaluators who perform assessments in capital cases will find up-to-date discussions of the Flynn Effect, measurement of intellectual functioning, problems associated with the assessment of adaptive functioning, and the challenge of validity assessment. Miranda waiver evaluations for those with low IQ are discussed concerning issues of capacity measurement, including reading and language analysis for the Miranda advisement in the particular jurisdiction in question. Testamentary capacity is discussed at length, showing how understanding of the legal standard is helpful in guiding the examination. Competency to stand trial, or adjudicative competence, is the main topic in the area of criminal competencies, with exploration of the Dusky standard and the various tests used to evaluate this competence, focusing on individuals with ID.

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 2010-10-25
ISBN: 9780826157379
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology