Neuropsychological Diagnosis with Children

Actuarial and Clinical Models
  • W. Grant Willis
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Neuropsychological diagnosis with children is a highly specialized endeavor. It draws heavily from disciplines that encompass neuropsychology, functional psychodiagnosis, and pediatrics. It also departs from these established disciplines in some important ways. For example, unique issues in child neuropsychological diagnosis such as referral bias, assessment technique, and poor taxonomy distinguish it from functional psychodiagnosis, especially with adults. These issues, which serve to militate against high degrees of diagnostic accuracy, have been well articulated by Achenbach (1985), Fletcher and Taylor (1984), and Rapoport and Ismond (1984).


Assessment Data Clinical Model Specific Learning Disability Posterior Odds Interpretive Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Grant Willis
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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