The Role of Neuropsychological Assessment in Relation to Other Types of Assessment with Children

  • Erin D. Bigler
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Neuropsychological assessment represents an important aspect in the overall evaluation of the child with neurological disorder. The efficacy of neuropsychological findings, however, can be greatly enhanced by a better understanding of the interrelationship between neuropsychological testing and other aspects of the neurological and psychological evaluation. With recent advances in neurodiagnostics, particularly in the area of brain imaging and related assessment techniques, there is a greater abundance of clinical information that must be integrated with neuropsychological findings. This has resulted in further overlap between specialty areas in the clinical neurosciences and has furthered the need for one specialty to understand the significance of findings in the others. To that end, this chapter will attempt to relate and contrast neuropsychological test findings with other assessment practices.


Neuropsychological Assessment Attention Deficit Disorder Impaired Child Soft Sign Clinical Neuropsychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erin D. Bigler
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  1. 1.Austin Neurological ClinicAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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