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June 1998

Pediatric Neuropsychology in the Medical Setting

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by Ida Sue Baron, PhD, Eileen B. Fennell, PhD, and Kytja K. S. Voeller, MD, 451 pp, $59.50, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 1995.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(6):612. doi:

Throughout the text, Baron, Fennell, and Voeller stress the importance of considering developmental appropriateness when working with a pediatric population. Their promotion of this perspective is enchanced by the provision of empirically based developmental trajectories for several behaviors (eg, motor movements) against which a given child's development can be compared. The authors also suggest strategies for retrospectively gathering "baseline" data so as to better estimate what abilities were spared, impaired, and/or repaired subsequent to neurodevelopmental insult. Further, they endorse interdisciplinary models and specifically address how neuropsychologists might most effectively interact with team members and communicate with schools.

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