Future episodes – planned, in the works, or already recorded:
–Neuropsychological report writing
Writing effective reports allows neuropsychologists to share important insights and recommendations gleaned from a neuropsychological evaluation. Although the format and length of reports may differ depending on the referral source and practice setting, there are common elements in every neuropsychological report. In this episode, we speak to Jacobus Donders, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, about these common elements and how to increase the effectiveness of our written communication.
-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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