Neuropsychological Assessment in Children
Full course description
The aim of this workshop is to acquaint students with neuropsychological testing in children and with the interpretation of clinical data in relation to a conceptual model of brain-behaviour relationships. The constructs and assessment of cognitive functions in children will be discussed, with special attention given to methodological aspects of assessment. A number of cognitive tests for children will be presented during the workshop. Models of cognitive psychology will be considered in the context of developmental disorders, including memory, attention, information processing and intelligence. The focus is on test paradigms from the field of child neuropsychology used to probe domain-specific functions, with an emphasis on the need to integrate information from different sources: medical history, radiology, interview, test results, scientific literature, etc.
Students will be able to:
- understand as well as critically evaluate concepts relevant for neuropsychological assessment (cognitive abilities), assessment methods and test results;
- analyse and interpret neuropsychological assessment data from patient with different sndromes/ difficulties;
- integrate different sources of information in answering diagnostic questions about patient cases and write a clinical report about this.