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Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Admission requirements

This course is a mandatory subject of the Child Neuropsychology track. For students from other specialisations an advanced Bachelor course on Clinical Neuropsychology is highly 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 disorders. A range of topics will be discussed, including ADHD, autism, prematurity, and epilepsy. This course aims to provide an understanding of the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics associated with each of these conditions. Additionally, it addresses topics related to clinical neuropsychological assessment, from a developmental perspective.

Course objectives

The main objective of this course is to obtain a detailed understanding of the core issues in child neuropsychology, with particular relevance for clinical practice.


Child Neuropsychology: Theory and Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (2012-2013):

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 7 lectures, which are mandatory. All lecturers are experts in the field of child neuropsychology, working within an academic and/or clinical setting.

Assessment method

Active participation in the course, and a written exam, consisting of both multiple-choice and essay questions.

From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .


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Reading list

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.


Course enrolment

Students need to enrol for the course via uSis on the master’s introduction and course enrolment day that takes place at the start of each semester. Please, consult the master’s agenda Psychology.

Exam registration

Students must register for each examination. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in an exam

Contact information

Mw. A. Breugem
Room 2B07
Tel. +31 (0)71 527 3627