Title

The importance of neuropsychological assessment for the evaluation of childhood learning disorders NAN Policy and Planning Committee

Document Type

Article

Abstract

When children experience learning difficulties, an appropriate evaluation of abilities and skills can provide the foundation for an accurate diagnosis and useful recommendations. When comprehensive information about a child's brain-related strengths and weaknesses is necessary to understand potential sources of the problem and implications for functioning, a neuropsychological evaluation is most often the best choice. This paper was written to help parents, educators, health care providers, and third-party payors to understand the nature of neuropsychological assessment and to choose the type of evaluation that will furnish relevant information for the child's educational planning.

Medical Subject Headings

Child; Child, Preschool; Health Planning; Humans; Learning Disabilities (physiopathology); Neuropsychological Tests; Public Policy

Publication Date

10-1-2006

Publication Title

Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists

ISSN

0887-6177

Volume

21

Issue

7

First Page

741

Last Page

4

PubMed ID

17071364

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.acn.2006.08.006

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