Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

Hardcover | January 12, 2012

EditorElisabeth M.S. Sherman, Brian L. Brooks

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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 andrelated 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 ofpsychological 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 practicingclinicians.

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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, a...

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 pr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsIntroductionPART ONE: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Psychometric Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology1. Jerry J. Sweet and Michael Westerveld: Pediatric Neuropsychology in Forensic Proceedings: Roles and Procedures in the Courtroom and Beyond2. Shane S. Bush, William S. MacAllister, and Alan Goldberg: Ethical Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology3. Cecil R. Reynolds and Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.: Basic Psychometrics and Test Selection for an Independent Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology Evaluation4. Brian L. Brooks and Grant L. Iverson: Improving Accuracy When Identifying Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessments5. Grant L. Iverson: Interpreting Change in Repeated Neuropsychological Assessments of Children6. Daniel J. Slick and Elisabeth M.S. Sherman: Differential Diagnosis of Malingering and Related Clinical Presentations7. Michael W. Kirkwood: Overview of Tests and Techniques to Detect Negative Response Bias in Children8. Danielle N. Landwher and Antolin M. Llorente: Forensic Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment: Culture and Language9. Jacobus Donders: Interpretive Confounds in the Independent Pediatric Neuropsychological EvaluationPART TWO: Applied Clinical Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology10. Gerard A. Gioia, Christopher G. Vaughan, and Peter K. Isquith: Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury11. Keith Owen Yeates: Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury12. Jeffrey E. Max, Russell J. Schachar, and Tisha J. Ornstein: Preinjury and Secondary Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Forensic Cases13. Ida Sue Baron and Joel E. Morgan: Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children in Medical Malpractice Cases14. Lisa G. Hahn and Joel E. Morgan: Neuropsychological Contributions to Independent Education Evaluations: Forensic PerspectivesPART THREE: The Pediatric Forensic ToolboxExhibit A. Sample Consultant-Attorney AgreementExhibit B. Sample Pediatric Forensic Informed Consent Form (Short Version)Exhibit C. Sample Pediatric Forensic Informed Consent Form (Longer Version)Exhibit D. Sample Letter to Parents About Neuropsychological AssessmentExhibit E. Sample Letter to Teacher About Neuropsychological AssessmentExhibit F. Sample Consent Form for Release of Information From SchoolExhibit G. Checklist for a Pediatric Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation InterviewExhibit H. Sample Traumatic Brain Injury Interview FormExhibit I. Sample Background and History QuestionnaireIndex

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"'Try to write every report as if you were going to have to defend it in court,'" said Professor Jake Sines to my first-year Psychological Assessment course. We students looked at one another in trepidation and then spent the rest of our professional lives trying to live up to that standard.In editing the first and (so far) the only book on Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology, Sherman and Brooks just made the goal more clearly defined, and more attainable. They drew upon many of the foremost experts in the field to instruct us from an evidence-based, scholar-practitioner perspective...in key issues and pitfalls of forensic neuropsychological work with children and adolescents. Beyond being a textbook to absorb and reflect upon, Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology provides a downloadable 'Toolbox' of templates for communication with attorneys, parents, and teachers" --Karen E. Wills, PhD, ABPP-CN, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota