Module 6: Assessment of neuropsychological disorders and their functional implications
This module considers the underpinning principles of neuropsychological assessment in children and adolescents and the many variables involved in the administration, interpretation and reporting of neuropsychological assessments. Paediatric neuropsychologists are required to diagnose functions that are at risk of compromise and provide prognosis of outcome after brain injury/disease at different stages of development. Therefore all assessment procedures within this module build on key concepts of normal and abnormal development described in Modules 3 and 4. Workshops are used to review the strengths and weaknesses of various tests used for assessing different components of cognition and behaviour. The importance of interpreting tests within the context of individual cases and describing potential functional implications is highlighted.
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