Upcoming Content

Future episodes – planned, in the works, or already recorded:

-The science and art of giving feedback: How to effectively deliver neuropsychological results and recommendations

Effective communication of neuropsychological test results and recommendations is a nuanced practice that is considered both a science and an art.  The practice of providing feedback is made even more complex by the multiple contexts in which neuropsychological findings must be discussed.  In this episode, we interview Karen Postal, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, the past president of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the lead author of the book Feedback that Sticks: The Art of Effectively Communicating Neuropsychological Assessment Results.  We talk with Dr. Postal about how to provide effective feedback as a neuropsychologist, and how neuropsychologists can refine their communication of findings to maximize the benefit to our patients and referral sources.

-Concussion outcomes in children

Concussions among children and youth are a public health concern.  The neurobiological mechanisms of a concussion in a developing brain are distinct from those in adult concussions in respect to injury response, neurophysiological measures, and markers of injury.  Although current evidence is continuing to improve the diagnosis and management of concussions in adult populations, the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines for pediatric concussions is still in its infancy.  In this episode, we will talk to Keith Yeates, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, about concussion outcomes in children, how it differs from adults, and how we can work towards more effective management and treatment.  As the current International Neuropsychological Society President, we will also discuss the progression of clinical neuropsychology as a field, as well as challenges we face in the near and distant future.

-Uniform test score labeling: A summary of the 2018 AACN Consensus Conference

There is very little standardization of the qualitative descriptors used in neuropsychological practices across the globe.  Terms such as Above Average, Superior, Borderline, and Impaired are used without consistently being anchored to the same standardized scores and percentiles.  In this episode, we talk to a member of a group of neuropsychologists who are attempting to decrease confusion by providing a recommended set of guidelines that can benefit all neuropsychological practitioners and trainees.

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