Child Neuropsychology in the Private Medical Practice

  • Erin D. Bigler
  • Nancy L. Nussbaum
  • Heather A. Foley
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Abstract

Utilizing a broad definition of child neuropsychological practice, the scope of such a practice would encompass all children with developmental and acquired disorders that affect cognition, behavior, and/or sensory and motor skills. Dworkin (1985) presented statistics indicating that approximately 10% of a pediatrician’s practice involves children with learning disabilities (LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), speech-language disorder, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and related disorders. Similarly, Cranston and colleagues (Cranston et al., 1988) reported that 11% of pediatricians’ practice involved cases of developmental disorders. Computations based on Table 1 suggest that a pediatrician will see a child with a neurobehavioral disorder once every other day. Some may not see as many, some may see more, but on average the frequency of pediatricians seeing children with neurobehavioral problems is high.

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy Leaming Disability Child Neurology Psychological Corporation Left Temporal Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erin D. Bigler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nancy L. Nussbaum
    • 3
  • Heather A. Foley
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.LDS HospitalSalt Lake CityUSA
  3. 3.Austin Neurological ClinicAustinUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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