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Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Admission requirements

This course is open to master’s student in Psychology, and is a mandatory subject of the Child Neuropsychology track. For students from other specialisations an advanced Bachelor course on Clinical Neuropsychology is highly recommended.


This course provides the theoretical foundation for neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, through a consideration of views and theories related to neurodevelopmental disorders. A range of topics will be discussed, including ADHD, autism, prematurity, and epilepsy. This course aims to provide an understanding of the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics associated with each of these conditions. Additionally, it addresses topics related to clinical neuropsychological assessment, from a developmental perspective.


Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2014-2015):



Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions. Please consult the Instructions registration


Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date; students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination. Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

The main objective of this course is to obtain a detailed understanding of the core issues in child neuropsychology, with particular relevance for clinical practice.

The course consists of 7 lectures, which are mandatory. All lecturers are experts in the field of child neuropsychology, working within an academic and/or clinical setting.

Assessment method

Active participation in the course, and a written exam, consisting of both multiple-choice and essay questions.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud


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Reading list

Keith Owen Yeates, M. Douglas Ris, H. Gerry Taylor & Bruce F. Pennington. Pediatric Neuropsychology, second edition (2010) The Guilford Press. ISBN: 978-1-60623-465-5.

Contact information

Mw. J. Sandjojo