How to Interpret and Utilize Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
During this course, Katherine will review the purpose and benefits of neuropsychological testing in the pediatric population, when it is appropriate to make a referral for testing, how to interpret neuropsychological test findings, and how to utilize this information in clinical work with children and adolescents to help them thrive cognitively, academically, and psychologically.
- Participants will understand the purpose of neuropsychological testing and how it differs from other assessments (e.g., psychological testing).
- Participants will understand when it is appropriate to refer a child or adolescent for neuropsychological testing.
- Participants will learn to interpret measures conducted in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., IQ, memory, attention, motor, academic, and psychological testing).
- Participants will learn to recognize cognitive, academic, and psychological testing profiles in children and adolescents that are frequently associated with specific diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, OCD, Autism, depression).
- Participants will learn to utilize neuropsychological test findings in their clinical work with children and adolescents to address mental health, cognitive, and academic challenges.