Booth, Murphy, and Zebracki present exciting new critical insight on neuropsychological theory and its influence on clinical practice in this accessible and forward-looking publication. With new research and theory on brain-behaviour relationships supported by instructive case studies, this Practical Guide demonstrates how neuroscience and other important factors are driving clinical formulation in paediatric neuropsychology. Rather than being constricted by conventional pathology, this book invites the reader to consider typical and atypical development as nuanced processes. The content serves to inform readers on assessment and intervention for children with commonly occurring and rare conditions, which require close and complex multidisciplinary collaboration.
• Fully encompasses sensory processes, cognitive processes, and other critical factors (internal and environmental) that influence conceptualisation and intervention.
• Multidisciplinary and international team of co-authors (clinicians, and academic experts) ensuring the synthesis of research and clinical perspectives.
• Process-orientated approach with direct and relevant suggestions for assessment, diagnosis and development of excellent, evidence-based intervention strategies.
• Chapter-by-chapter case vignettes to bring the theory into practice.
• An index of critical measures for quick reference.
An essential resource for early-career paediatric neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, paediatric neurologists, neurodisability and community paediatricians, and specialist nurses.
Rhonda Booth is the Senior Teaching Fellow on an MSc that caters for both clinical and educational psychologists and psychology graduates. They are required to teach evidence-based practice and use experiences of clinicians to help illustrate this in practice. Rhonda has obtained funding through the Corpal charity to collate the research associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum and to communicate this to parents and interested practitioners in a straightforward manner.
Dr Tara Murphy is a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, England since 2003 co-leading Neuropsychology and services for children with tic disorders. Dr Murphy has also been involved in driving research in children with a range of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological challenges. She has published more than 50 peer reviewed scientific articles and co-authored 3 books.
Chief of Psychology, Shriners Children’s Chicago, USA. Clinical Psychologist specializing in Pediatrics/Rehabilitation and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Former Board Member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Board Member of the American Spinal Injury Association, as well as Chair of the Professional Advisory Council of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association. Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 54 Pediatric Psychology and Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology).