This handbook covers basic neurodevelopmental research that any pediatric neuropsychologist will need to know. The authors discuss practical issues in pediatric assessment, and provide a comprehensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsycholoigists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. The book also describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology. Also discussed are school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools.
Andrew S. Davis, PhD, HSPP, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, and the Clinical Director of Neurobehavioral Health, a neuropsychology practice located in Muncie, IN. He has published or presented well over 100 scholarly works in the fields of neuropsychology and school psychology. His research interests are primarily focused on applied and theoretical aspects of clinical neuropsychology. This includes the neuropsychological functioning of neurologically and psychiatrically impaired individuals and psychometric issues in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Davis's current research interests include the relationship between cortical and subcortical sensory-motor functioning and higher-order abilities, predictors of early reading ability, executive functioning, and neuropsychological variables in patients with ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. He is the current coordinator of the Neuropsychology in Schools Special Interest Group of the National Association of School Psychologists. He has authored over 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, guest-edited journal issues, and is the editor of the recently published Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology.