Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

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Brian L. Brooks
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Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. With chapters authored by top experts in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this book provides critical, knowledgeable, and expert information for clinicians, attorneys, physicians and other professionals involved in forensic pediatric neuropsychological assessment. Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology covers core theoretical and practical topics including the role of pediatric neuropsychology in the courtroom, ethics, test selection, advanced interpretation of test results, tools for assessing sub-optimal performance, differential diagnosis of malingering and related conditions, and factors such as culture and pre-morbid conditions. In addition, in-depth review and clinical case descriptions of mild traumatic brain injury, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, the independent educational evaluation, and the diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as secondary ADHD in the context of the forensic neuropsychological evaluation are covered in detail. The book also includes a toolbox of forms useful for conducting clinical forensic evaluations which will be of particular interest to practicing clinicians.
Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. With chapters authored by top experts in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this book provides critical, knowledgeable, and expert information for clinicians, attorneys, physicians and other professionals involved in forensic pediatric neuropsychological assessment. Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology covers core theoretical and practical topics including the role of pediatric neuropsychology in the courtroom, ethics, test selection, advanced interpretation of test results, tools for assessing sub-optimal performance, differential diagnosis of malingering and related conditions, and factors such as culture and pre-morbid conditions. In addition, in-depth review and clinical case descriptions of mild traumatic brain injury, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, the independent educational evaluation, and the diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as secondary ADHD in the context of the forensic neuropsychological evaluation are covered in detail. The book also includes a toolbox of forms useful for conducting clinical forensic evaluations which will be of particular interest to practicing clinicians.
Contributors
Introduction

PART ONE: Theoretical, Conceptual, and Psychometric Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

1. Pediatric Neuropsychology in Forensic Proceedings: Roles and Procedures in the Courtroom and Beyond
Jerry J. Sweet and Michael Westerveld

2. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology
Shane S. Bush, William S. MacAllister, and Alan Goldberg

3. Basic Psychometrics and Test Selection for an Independent Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology Evaluation
Cecil R. Reynolds and Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.

4. Improving Accuracy When Identifying Cognitive Impairment in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessments
Brian L. Brooks and Grant L. Iverson

5. Interpreting Change in Repeated Neuropsychological Assessments of Children
Grant L. Iverson

6. Differential Diagnosis of Malingering and Related Clinical Presentations
Daniel J. Slick and Elisabeth M.S. Sherman

7. Overview of Tests and Techniques to Detect Negative Response Bias in Children
Michael W. Kirkwood

8. Forensic Issues in Neuropsychological Assessment: Culture and Language
Danielle N. Landwher and Antolin M. Llorente

9. Interpretive Confounds in the Independent Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluation
Jacobus Donders

PART TWO: Applied Clinical Issues in Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

10. Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Gerard A. Gioia, Christopher G. Vaughan, and Peter K. Isquith

11. Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children With Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Keith Owen Yeates

12. Preinjury and Secondary Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Forensic Cases
Jeffrey E. Max, Russell J. Schachar, and Tisha J. Ornstein

13. Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children in Medical Malpractice Cases
Ida Sue Baron and Joel E. Morgan

14. Neuropsychological Contributions to Independent Education Evaluations: Forensic Perspectives
Lisa G. Hahn and Joel E. Morgan

PART THREE: The Pediatric Forensic Toolbox

Exhibit A. Sample Consultant-Attorney Agreement
Exhibit B. Sample Pediatric Forensic Informed Consent Form (Short Version)
Exhibit C. Sample Pediatric Forensic Informed Consent Form (Longer Version)
Exhibit D. Sample Letter to Parents About Neuropsychological Assessment
Exhibit E. Sample Letter to Teacher About Neuropsychological Assessment
Exhibit F. Sample Consent Form for Release of Information From School
Exhibit G. Checklist for a Pediatric Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation Interview
Exhibit H. Sample Traumatic Brain Injury Interview Form
Exhibit I. Sample Background and History Questionnaire

Index
Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the authoritative, definitive reference on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. With chapters authored by top experts in the field of pediatric neuropsychology and forensic neuropsychology, this book provides critical, knowledgeable, and expert information for clinicians, attorneys, physicians and other professionals involved in forensic pediatric neuropsychological assessment.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology covers core theoretical and practical topics including the role of pediatric neuropsychology in the courtroom, ethics, test selection, advanced interpretation of test results, tools for assessing sub-optimal performance, differential diagnosis of malingering and related conditions, and factors such as culture and pre-morbid conditions. In addition, in-depth review and clinical case descriptions of mild traumatic brain injury, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, the independent educational evaluation, and the diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric conditions such as secondary ADHD in the context of the forensic neuropsychological evaluation are covered in detail. The book also includes a toolbox of forms useful for conducting clinical forensic evaluations which will be of particular interest to practicing clinicians.

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