Investigative Methods in Paediatric Neuropsychology

  • Peter Griffiths


A branching out of clinical neuropsychology into that area concerned with developmental disorders of known or suspected neurological origin is foreseeable. The beginnings of this diversification are already evident in the titles of several major texts published in recent years (e.g. Gaddes, 1980; Hynd & Obrzut, 1981; Rourke et al., 1983; Obrzut & Hynd, 1986). Indeed, Barkley (1983) has gone so far as to anticipate the emergence of a fully-individuated specialty to which he gave the name ‘child clinical neuropsychology’. The alternative expression ‘paediatric neuro-psychology’ has crept into the literature at least once (Stoddart & Knights, 1986) and this has a certain appeal compared with the former, not simply on the grounds of phraseological parsimony, but because it directly parallels the traditional medical subdivision of ‘paediatric neurology’ (Gordon, 1976).


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Developmental Dyslexia Dichotic Listening Paediatric Neurology Investigative Method 
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