140| Pediatric Neuropsychology – A Conversation With Dr. Jennifer Koop

This episode is a discussion with Dr. Jennifer Koop about pediatric neuropsychology. Topics covered include a brief history of the subspecialty of pediatric neuropsychology, the importance of involving neuropsychologists in the care of children, common practice settings for these neuropsychologists, contributions from developmental neuroscience and psychology, the transition from adolescence to adulthood, lifespan neuropsychology, and pediatric organizations in neuropsychology.

About Jennifer

Dr. Koop is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as Medical Director of Children’s Wisconsin Neuropsychology Service. She is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and has also attained the subspecialty board certification in pediatric neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. She is currently serving as Chair of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology Pediatric Subspecialty Committee. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological, behavioral, and developmental disorders, with a particular focus on preschool and early childhood years. Her current research investigates the effects of early neurological injury on the development of neuropsychological functions, and outcomes associated with pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Resources

Pediatric Neuropsychology: Research, Theory, and Practice

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child: Domains, Methods, & Case Studies

Developmental Neuropsychology (Brain, Behavior and Cognition)

References

Baron, I. S. (2018). Pediatric clinical neuropsychology: Growth of a subspecialty. In Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child: Domains, Methods, & Case Studies 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press.

Baron, I. S., Wills, K., Rey-Casserly, C., Armstrong, K., & Westerveld, M. (2011). Pediatric neuropsychology: Toward subspecialty designation. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25(6), 1075-1086.

Beauchamp, M. H., Peterson, R. L., Ris, M. D., Taylor, H. G., & Yeates, K. O. (2022). Pediatric Neuropsychology: Research, Theory, and Practice, 3rd Edition. The Guilford Press

Kalscheur, E. J., Farias-Moeller, R., & Koop, J. (2022). Role of neuropsychology in identification of CSWS in a school-aged child with a remote neurological insult. Epilepsy & Behavior Reports, 18, 100514.

Koop, J. I., Credille, K., Wang, Y., Loman, M., Marashly, A., Kim, I., … & Maheshwari, M. (2021). Determination of language dominance in pediatric patients with epilepsy for clinical decision-making: correspondence of intracarotid amobarbitol procedure and fMRI modalities. Epilepsy & Behavior, 121, 108041.

Koop, J., Holliday, D., Mathews, B. L., Namaste, J., Alt, R., & Biel, C. H. (2022). Efficacy of a peer‐based in‐home education program in improving social‐emotional outcomes of parents and children. Infant Mental Health Journal, 43(5), 783-796.

Sweet, J. J., Klipfel, K. M., Nelson, N. W., & Moberg, P. J. (2021). Professional practices, beliefs, and incomes of US neuropsychologists: The AACN, NAN, SCN 2020 practice and “salary survey”. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35(1), 7-80.

Sweet, J. J., Klipfel, K. M., Nelson, N. W., & Moberg, P. J. (2021). Professional practices, beliefs, and incomes of postdoctoral trainees: The AACN, NAN, SCN 2020 practice and ‘Salary Survey’. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 36(1), 1-16.

Wozniak, B. D., Loman, M. M., & Koop, J. I. (2021). Assessing risk: Characterizing language performance in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy pre-and post-surgical resection. Epilepsy & Behavior, 115, 107603.

 

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