Advances in Clinical Child Psychology by Michael Berger (auth.), Benjamin B. Lahey, Alan E. Kazdin

By Michael Berger (auth.), Benjamin B. Lahey, Alan E. Kazdin (eds.)

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Thus, through the application of these procedures and standardized techniques, erroneous conclusions as to brain-behavior relations can be avoided-a situation not enjoyed by the now infamous Cyril Burt (1937), who proclaimed when speaking of left-handers: "They squint, they stammer, they shuffle and shamble, GEORGE W. HYND, JEFFERY SNOW, AND MARY GAIL BECKER· School Psychology Program, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602. 35 36 GEORGE W. HYND ET AL. they flounder about like seals out of water.

Unlike traditional psychological assessment with children, neuropsychological assessment encompasses many different techniques and serves a different purpose (Gaddes, 1980; Hynd & Obrzut, 1981; Knights & Stoddart, 1984). Generally, the purpose of neuropsychological assessment with pediatric patients is to differentiate children whose disorders are either functional or organic, to document the extent of neuropsychological involvement, and, in organic conditions, to chart the temporal interactions between ongoing development and recovery or deterioration of function.

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