All neuropsychologists need to know how to produce evidence-based reports. This book brings together experts to provide an in-depth guide to high-quality report writing in a range of contexts, including evaluations of older adults, psychiatric patients, those with complex medical conditions, schoolchildren, and others. It reviews the fundamental elements of a clinical neuropsychological report and shows how to tailor findings, conclusions, and recommendations to particular audiences, such as referring physicians, school professionals, and legal decision makers. Of special utility, every chapter features excerpts of sample reports, including examples of strong and poor documentation of the same material.
About the Author
Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP), is Chief Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. His main interests include validity of neuropsychological tests and prediction of outcome after brain injury. In addition to being an active clinical practitioner, Dr. Donders has served on multiple editorial and executive boards, has published more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as several edited or coedited books, and is an associate editor of Child Neuropsychology and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Table of Contents
1. General Principles of Neuropsychological Report Preparation, Jacobus Donders & Carrie-Ann H. Strong 2. Neuropsychological Reports for School-Age Children, Kira Armstrong & Shannon M. Lundy 3. Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Medically Complex Child, Marsha Vasserman & Ida Sue Baron 4. Differential Diagnosis in Older Adults, Laura H. Lacritz & Heidi C. Rossetti 5. Psychopathology and Psychiatric Comorbidity, Robert M. Roth & Laura A. Flashman 6. Personal Injury Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation, Glenn J. Larrabee 7. Criminal Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation, Joel E. Morgan & Bernice A. Marcopulos 8. Pre- and Postsurgical Neuropsychological Evaluation: Illustrations in Epilepsy, Chris Morrison & William S. MacAllister 9. Evaluation for Treatment Planning in Rehabilitation, Kirk J. Stucky & Thomas J. Gola Index
Practitioners and students in clinical neuropsychology. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.