By Ida Sue Baron
'... well-organized and filled with practical information... The potential impact of this book on the field of child neuropsychology should not be underestimated. It provides the most comprehensive summary of child tests and normative data available to date and, as a bonus, describes best practices for child assessment in detail... The entire book is likely to become required reading for training in child neuropsychology.' -PsycCRITIQUES'... an excellently written book that is comprehensive, detailed, current, thoughtful, and an invaluable reference... a labor of love for Dr. Baron... sets the gold standard for clinically relevant manuals... should be on every clinical neuropsychologist's shelf... If you specialize in child/pediatric neuropsychology, purchase this text immediately...' -R W Butler, Journal of the International Neuropscyhological SocietyThis essential desk reference will meet the demand for a broad and convenient collection of normative data in child neuropsychology. In a clearly written, well-organized manner, it compiles published and previously unpublished normative data for the neuropsychological tests that are most commonly used with children. Far from being a raw collection, however, it integrates concepts and models central to the neuropsychological assessment of children into the discussions of data. All these discussions have a practical, clinical focus. As background, the author considers the current status of child neuropsychology practice, test models, behavioural assessment techniques, observational data, procedures to optimize child evaluation, communication of results through the interpretative session and report writing, and preliminary assessment methods. Then she reviews the tests and data under the broad domains of intelligence, executive function, attention, language, motor and sensory-perceptual function, visuoperceptual, visuospatial and visuoconstructional function, and learning and memory. Written by a seasoned practitioner, this book will be an extraordinary resource for child and developmental neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, child neurologists, and their students and trainees.