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Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Entry requirements

This course is a mandatory for Clinical Neuropsychology students in the Child Neuropsychology track. Students in the Adult and Old Age Neuropsychology track, can take this course as an elective. For students from other specialisations an advanced Bachelor course in Clinical Neuropsychology is required.


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.

Course objectives

On completion of this course students have obtained a detailed understanding of the core issues in child neuropsychology, with particular relevance for clinical practice.


For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
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Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course 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 course consists of mandatory 7 lectures.

Assessment method

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

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural 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

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

Janice Sandjojo, MSc