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Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Course 2013-2014

Admission requirements

Master students of Clinical Neuropsychology, participating or having participated in the Master course Child Neuropsychology: Theory and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Description

This course consists of 7 seminars, which are all mandatory. During the seminars, the different stages of a neuropsychological assessment and various (neuro)psychological tests will be discussed. Furthermore, case material will be used to introduce the various psycho-diagnostic domains.

In between seminars students will have to practise together with several tests and questionnaires. Students will also have to perform an actual neuropsychological assessment, which includes history taking, assessing a child, writing a report and discussing the results in class.

Timetable

Child Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2013-2014):

Mode of instruction

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

  • history taking (anamnesis)
  • social-interactive skills (with parents, children)
  • observations
  • neuropsychological testing
  • scoring and interpreting test results
  • report writing

At the end of the course, students will have gained knowledge about how to perform neuropsychological assessments and how to report the results through oral and written reports. This will be achieved through:

  • Attending and participating in the seminars
  • Writing (parts of) a neuropsychological report, after each seminar
  • Practising with various neuropsychological tests and questionnaires
  • Assessing a child, which includes writing a report about the assessment and discussing the results in class.

Assessment method

  • Assignments (e.g. writing a report) about different cases
  • Assignments assessing a sufficient completion of several neuropsychological assessment tasks.
  • Written neuropsychological report about a child assessed by the students themselves.

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 .

Blackboard

Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

  • Studymaterial via Blackboard

Suggested literature:

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

Registration

Course enrolment

Students need to enrol for the course via uSis on the master’s introduction and course enrolment day that takes place at the start of each semester. Please, consult the master’s agenda Psychology.

Contact information

Mw. W.T.C. van Bohemen
E-mail: w.t.c.van.bohemen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl