Coping and Adjustment of Children with Neurological Disorder

  • Timothy B. Whelan
  • Marie L. Walker
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


The opportunity to test the limits of one’s clinical acumen is clearly apparent in the field of clinical child neuropsychology. The explosion of related theory and research, the complexity of case material, and the growing demand for applied expertise continue to challenge us daily. Indeed, the study of developmental brain-behavior relationships can be so intrinsically fascinating, so alluring, that many of us cannot imagine being satisfied in another domain of study. Yet there may be a subtle trap in all of this, the trap of becoming so enthralled with exploring brain-behavior relationships in isolation that we lose sight of the total experience of the child.


Cerebral Palsy Chronic Illness Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Handicapped Child Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy B. Whelan
    • 1
  • Marie L. Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBaystate Medical CenterSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Austin Neurological ClinicAustinUSA

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