Provides a current overview of neuropsychological practice in schools, written by a leading school psychologist With neuropsychological assessment more widely used in school settings than ever before, school psychologists require greater knowledge of both the discipline and its application within the school environment. Written by a leading expert in school neuropsychology, Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment is a practical resource providing learning specialists and school psychologists with clear coverage and vital information on this evolving area of practice within school psychology. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforceyour grasp of the information covered.
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment provides the most current, concise overview of all aspects of neuropsychological practice in schools and explains how to identify the need for testing, conduct a neurodevelopmental history, select appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. In addition to presenting a unique model of applying neuropsychological assessment principles in school settings in chapter 4, this valuable book includes case studies and practice examples. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Stanford-Binet (SB5) Assessment Essentials of WISC?-IV Assessment Essentials of WIAT?-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY? Assessment Essentials of WMS?-III Assessment Visit us on the Web at: www.wiley.com/essentials
Table of Contents
Foreword. Series Preface. One. The Movement of Applying Neuropsychological Principles to the Practice of School Psychology. Two. Training and Credentialing to Apply Neuropsychological Principles into Practice. Three. When to Incorporate Neuropsychological Principles into a Comprehensive Individual Assessment. Four. A Model for School Neuropsychological Assessment. Five. Sensory-Motor Functions. Six. Attentional Processes. Seven. Visual-Spatial Processes. Eight. Language Processes. Nine. Memory and Learning Processes. Ten. Executive Functions. Eleven. Speed and Efficiency of Cognitive Processing. Twelve. General Intellectual Ability and Academic Achievement. Thirteen. Model for School Neuropsychological Report Writing. Fourteen. Sample School Neuropsychological Report. Fifteen. Clinical Interpretation Guidelines. Sixteen. The School Neuropsychological Model Applied to a Common Neurodevelopmental Disorder: Autism. Appendix A. Index of Test Publishers. Appendix B. Neuropsychological Processing Concerns checklist for School-Aged Children and Youth. References. Annotated Bibliography. Index. Acknowledgments. About the Author.
DANIEL C. MILLER, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. He holds a Diplomate in School Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists.