Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
|Period:||Semester 1, Block I||Hours of study:||20:00 hrs|
- No Elective choice
- No Contractonderwijs
- Yes Exchange
- Yes Study Abroad
- No Evening course
- No A la Carte
- No Honours Class
For students from other specialisations than the master’s specialisation Clinical Neuropsychology, prior knowledge from an advanced bachelor course in clinical neuropsychology is strongly recommended.
This course provides the theoretical foundation for neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, through a consideration of views and theories related to neurodevelopmental conditions. This course aims to provide an understanding of the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics associated with various conditions. The impact on cognitive, emotional, behavioural, academic, social functioning and family will be discussed. Additionally, it addresses topics related to neuropsychological assessment, from a developmental perspective.
The course involves 7 lectures addressing the following topics:
- General introduction into child neuropsychology
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Learning disorders
- Preterm birth
- Traumatic brain injury
In the book other topics are discussed as well, such as foetal alcohol spectrum disorders or specific language impairment.
On completion of this course students have obtained a detailed understanding of:
- core issues in child neuropsychology
- the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics associated with various neurodevelopmental conditions
- the impact these conditions can have on cognitive, emotional, behavioural, academic, social and family functioning
For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration
Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams
Mode of instruction
The course consists of 7 mandatory 2-hour lectures.
The final grade is fully (100%) based on a written exam, consisting of both multiple-choice and open questions.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud
- Keith Owen Yeates, M. Douglas Ris, H. Gerry Taylor & Bruce F. Pennington. Pediatric Neuropsychology, second edition (2010) The Guilford Press. ISBN: 978-1-60623-465-5.
Janice Sandjojo, MSc
|Is part of||Programme type||Semester||Block|
|Exchange Psychology||Exchange and Study Abroad Students||1||I|
|Psychology: Child and Adolescent Psychology||Master||1||I|
|Psychology: Clinical Neuropsychology||Master||1||I|