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Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Admission requirements

Master student of Clinical Neuropsychology, having participated in the master course Child Neuropsychology: theory and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.


This course provides a practical training in the clinical neuropsychological assessment of children with neuropsychological problems. Integrated diagnostic skills are built up by training:

  • practical skills

  • testing

  • scoring and interpretation of test data

  • demonstration and use of the various diagnostic tools

  • practical training in anamnesis and social-interactive skills (with parents, children)

  • report writing

  • testing children at their homes.

Casuistic material will be used to introduce the various psycho-diagnostic problem domains to the student. The course consists of 7 seminars.

Course objectives

Students will be able to conduct individual case studies of neurodevelopmental disorders and report these findings through oral and written reports. This will be achieved through attendance and participation in the practicals and through self-directed study.


Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2010-2011):

Mode of instruction

Experiential training with patient videos and casus demonstrations. The students follow the seminars and attend small group meetings to practice diagnostic skills. The students are required to test children in practice and prepare their individually written reports and group products. Attendance to all seminars is obligatory.

Assessment method

  • Sufficient completion of several neuropsychological assessment tasks.

  • Written neuropsychological report.

  • Written reports on casuistic material.

From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .


Information on

Reading list

  • Baron, I.S. (2004). Neuropsychological evaluation of the child. Oxford: University Press. ISBN: 0 19 514757

  • Syllabus at Servicedesk

The books are available via the bookshop of the study association Labyrint on presentation of your Labyrint membership pass.


Introduction and enrolment for courses of the first semester will take place on 2 September 2010. Introduction and enrolment for courses of the second semester will take place on 27 January 2011. More information will be available at the website of the Institute of Psychology.

NB: Exam registration will take place via uSis, and will be open between a month and a week before the (re)exam. Students who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the exam.

Contact information

Mw. H.G. van Veen MSc
Room 4B10
Tel. +31 (0)71 527 3631 (Mondays and Fridays 10.00 – 11.00 am)