Open to master’s students of Clinical Neuropsychology, having participated in the Master course Child Neuropsychology: Theory and assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
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.
The main objective of this course is to provide students with basic professional skills for competent clinical practice of child neuropsychology. These skills are related to:
Choosing the right instruments based on collected information
Performing testing, administering and scoring
Formulating a neuropsychological conclusion/diagnosis in written and spoken form
For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
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 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)
scoring and interpreting test results
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.
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.
The Faculty of Social and Behvaioural 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.
Baron, I.S., 2003. Neuropsychological evaluation of the child ISBN: 9780195147575
Wendy van Bohemen, MSc