Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System

  • Scott L. DeckerEmail author
  • Rachel M. Bridges
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1448


Dean-Woodcock; DW; DWNB


The Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery (DWNB) (Dean and Woodcock 2003) offers a standardized approach for measuring sensory-motor and emotional functioning. Specifically, the DWNB consists of the following three components: the Dean-Woodcock Sensory-Motor Battery (DWSMB), the Dean-Woodcock Structured Neuropsychological Interview, and the Dean-Woodcock Emotional Status Exam. The DWNB contains many elements of a traditional neuropsychological assessment. For instance, the DWSMB consists of measures traditionally found in other neuropsychological batteries, such as the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery. Although alone it is nearly comprehensive, the DWNB is not complete without a cognitive measure; the DWNB may be used with any measure of cognitive ability; however it was co-normed with the Woodcock-Johnson Third Edition (Woodcock et al. 2001). When combined, the comprehensive assessment is titled The Dean-Woodcock...

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References and Readings

  1. Dean, R. S., & Woodcock, R. W. (2003). Dean-Woodcock neuropsychological battery. Itasca: Riverside.Google Scholar
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  3. Woodcock, R. W., McGrew, K. S., & Mather, N. (2001). Woodcock-Johnson III. Itasca: Riverside.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PyschologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA