Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child
Ida Sue Baron (Oxford University Press, 2004)
This handy desk reference provides the first compilation of cross-cultural normative data for individual child neuropsychological tests. Far from being a collection of raw data, however, it incorporates models and concepts central to the neuropsychological assessment of children. Readers will appreciate the author’s clinical focus as she discusses tests and data within the broad domains of intelligence, executive function, attention, language, motor and sensory-perceptual function, visuoperceptual, visuospatial and visuoconstructional function, and learning and memory. Written by a seasoned practitioner, this book will be an extraordinary resource for child and developmental neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, child neurologists, and their students and trainees.
“This compendium provides an up-to-date summary of available norms for virtually every neuropsychological test we use, a Herculean effort. To have these data available in one source as opposed to hundreds of articles and bad photocopies is truly satisfying! Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child will be a classic on the desks (not just in the bookshelves) of all neuropsychologists working with children as well as in our training programs.”
— Lynn J. Speedie, Ph.D., Annals of Neurology
“It is comprehensive and practical and contains the information needed to make important decisions of what tests to give and to whom. It is a crucial book for the practicing neuropsychologist.”
The first printing of this book had an error in the Grip Strength Test Means and SDs table on p. 314. This table has been corrected in the second printing. Owners of a copy from the first printing can obtain the corrected version here.