Psychological Assessment (PSYC6065)

UNIT OF STUDY

This course introduces students to the basic theory and the general practice of neuropsychological assessment in children and adults. It will foster clinical approach that relies on integration of information obtained from a clinical history with results obtained on testing. It will develop conceptual framework for understanding of core developmental disorders and assessment of these disorders. The course will focus on the following components of cognition: intelligence, memory, attention, executive abilities and achievement. Students will be taught how to administer, score and interpret a variety of tests in these areas and how to report the results in written form.

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Classes

13 three or four-hour lectures

Assessment

WAIS-IV Pass out; Adult Report Writing assignment; WISC-IV Pass out; Child Case assignment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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