Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology by Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks

By Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference at the perform and strategy of civil forensic neuropsychological review of kids and kids. With chapters authored by way of most sensible specialists within the box of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this e-book presents serious, a professional, and specialist info for clinicians, lawyers, physicians and different pros excited about forensic pediatric neuropsychological assessment.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology covers middle theoretical and functional subject matters together with the position of pediatric neuropsychology within the court docket, ethics, attempt choice, complicated interpretation of try out effects, instruments for assessing sub-optimal functionality, differential prognosis of malingering and similar stipulations, and components equivalent to tradition and pre-morbid stipulations. moreover, in-depth evaluation and medical case descriptions of light anxious mind harm, average to serious aggravating mind harm, scientific malpractice, the self sufficient academic assessment, and the analysis of mental and psychiatric stipulations corresponding to secondary ADHD within the context of the forensic neuropsychological evaluate are coated intimately. The publication additionally features a toolbox of varieties important for accomplishing scientific forensic reviews that allows you to be of specific curiosity to working towards clinicians.

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