Pediatric Neuropsychology

Third Edition
Research, Theory, and Practice

Edited by Miriam H. Beauchamp, Robin L. Peterson, M. Douglas Ris, H. Gerry Taylor, and Keith Owen Yeates

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Recognized as the definitive reference and text on the relationship between brain health and behavior in children and adolescents, this volume is now in a third edition with 75% new material, including major updates throughout and numerous new chapters. Leading experts provide a neuropsychological perspective on medical, neurological, genetic, and developmental disorders that are frequently seen in clinical practice. The volume examines the impact of each condition on the developing brain; explores associated cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments; and shows how the science translates into achieving better outcomes for children.

New to This Edition

“All of the chapters are written by notable experts in the field, and provide valuable information about each topic area and the current state of the research....Offers summaries and critiques of the state of the science for many of the common presenting areas seen in pediatric neuropsychology, written by the experts in our field, and is clearly a 'must-have' for students and seasoned practitioners alike.”

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (on the second edition)

“The first edition of this book quickly became a staple reference, serving as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in pediatric neuropsychology. Now in its third edition, the text has been extensively updated by an outstanding group of authors who have contributed cutting-edge, in-depth reviews of the most important neurodevelopmental and medical topics in the field. The third edition is simply superb—it is a 'must have' for researchers, graduate students and instructors, interns and fellows, early-career to seasoned clinicians, and all those preparing for board exams in neuropsychology.”

—Michael W. Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN, Director, Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado School of Medicine

“In this notable third edition, the expanded group of editors have updated the literature on previously discussed disorders and added chapters on a host of other conditions, ranging from congenital heart disease to various genetic syndromes. An exciting section covers emergent and controversial conditions. Throughout the third edition, there is increased appreciation of the fact that outcomes after pediatric brain insult involve not only cognition but also other important domains, such as social awareness and participation. Pediatric Neuropsychology continues to be the 'go-to' text for graduate and postgraduate training and desktop reference for scientist-practitioners in the field of developmental and neurobehavioral disorders.”

—Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP, Chief Psychologist, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Prior editions of this essential work were groundbreaking, and the third edition is equally so. It uses a biopsychosocial framework to integrate the many child, family, and environmental factors that influence the expression of biological risk and shape cognitive and behavioral outcomes across a wide range of acquired and neurodevelopmental conditions. The third edition incorporates recent information on genetic variability, neuroimaging findings, provisional disorders, and other cutting-edge topics. The book's organization lends itself to teaching. Most chapters have a similar structure, allowing comparison of unique and shared phenotypic features—such as executive dysfunction—across disorders. Additionally, each chapter uses a developmental lens to consider the trajectories of disorders across childhood and adolescence. This volume will undoubtedly become the primary authoritative reference for students in clinical settings, as well as for psychologists wishing to update their knowledge.”

—Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD, Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

“The third edition of Pediatric Neuropsychology provides an excellent foundational knowledge base. This book will be a helpful core text for graduate courses and for clinical practica with pediatric patients with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. The chapters present nuanced portrayals of cognitive and behavioral phenotypes for specific disorders and consider biological vulnerabilities, age of onset, developmental issues, and risk and resilience factors that interact over time.”

—Tricia Z. King, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Back to the Future: Phenotypes, Risk, Development, Time, and Reserve as Key Concepts in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Keith Owen Yeates sample

II. Medical and Neurological Disorders

2. Pediatric Conditions with Hydrocephalus, Yuri Shishido & T. Andrew Zabel

3. Epilepsy, Klajdi Puka & Mary Lou Smith

4. Brain Tumors and Cancer, M. Douglas Ris

5. Traumatic Brain Injury, Miriam H. Beauchamp & Keith Owen Yeates

6. Stroke, Mardee Greenham, Mark T. Mackay, Anne Gordon, & Vicki Anderson

7. Premature Birth, H. Gerry Taylor & Peter J. Anderson

8. Congenital Heart Disease, Adam R. Cassidy

9. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Gemma Bernes, Eileen M. Moore, Linnea Vaurio, & Sarah N. Mattson

10. Type 1 Diabetes, David D. Schwartz & Rachel M. Wasserman

III. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Erik G. Willcutt

12. Speech, Language, and Reading Disabilities, Robin L. Peterson & Bruce F. Pennington

13. Math Disability, Paul T. Cirino

14. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kirsty L. Coulter, Mary F. S. Dieckhaus, Rebecca P. Thomas, & Deborah Fein

15. Movement Disorders, E.Mark Mahone

IV. Genetic Disorders

16. Fragile X Syndrome, Andrea Schneider, Haleigh Scott, Rebecca Shields, & David Hessl

17. Williams Syndrome, Carolyn B. Mervis & Caroline Greiner deMagalhães

18. 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Renée Lajiness-O’Neill & Casey E. Swick

19. Down Syndrome, Nancy Raitano Lee, Catherine Stephan, & Rebecca I. LaQuaglia

V. Emergent and Controversial Conditions

20. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman

21. Dysexecutive Syndrome, Gerard A. Gioia, Peter K. Isquith, & Robert M. Roth

22. Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Osman Malik, Davide Martino, & Tammy Hedderly

23. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Lisa A. Jacobson

VI. Conclusions

24. From Knowledge Base to Clinical Case, Jane Holmes Bernstein & Adam R. Cassidy


About the Editors

Miriam H. Beauchamp, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montréal, Québec, Canada, and Researcher at the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre, where she leads the ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory. Dr. Beauchamp holds the Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. She has received early career awards from the International Neuropsychological Society and the International Brain Injury Association, held the inaugural Québec–Bruxelles Chair at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Belgium, and was inducted to the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2017, she was recognized as Quebec’s most promising early-career researcher. Her research interests include pediatric traumatic brain injury and social neuroscience.She is registered with the Québec Psychology Board and certified in neuropsychological assessment.

Robin L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Peterson is an investigator with the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, where her research has investigated the overlap among different neurodevelopmental disorders. She also has clinical and research interests in pediatric traumatic brain injury and spina bifida. Dr. Peterson is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and pediatric clinical neuropsychology. She previously taught kindergarten and first grade.

M. Douglas Ris, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Distinguished Emeritus Professor and former Head of the Psychology Section in the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, and former Chief of the Psychology Service at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Previously, he founded and directed the Neuropsychology Program and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Ris has held leadership positions in the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of the American Psychological Association), the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the American Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology. His research interests include the neurodevelopmental effects of exposure to environmental lead and late effects in pediatric brain tumors.

H. Gerry Taylor, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH) at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Taylor heads an initiative at CBH to further understanding of neurodevelopmental outcomes for children with brain-related disorders. He has contributed to research on several neurodevelopmental conditions, including preterm birth, traumatic brain injury, and speech sound disorders, as well as to clinical trials for children with sleep disorders and young adults with Down syndrome. Dr. Taylor is also collaborating on the creation of a parent-based assessment of infant development. His research aims to increase knowledge about child and family consequences of brain-related disorders as well as medical and environmental factors that predict child development.

Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, ABPP-CN, is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His influential research focuses on the outcomes of childhood brain disorders, especially traumatic brain injury. A recently published bibliometric analysis indicates that Dr. Yeates has authored more of the top 100 most-cited papers in pediatric traumatic brain energy than any other researcher. Dr. Yeates is the inaugural Chair of the Canadian Concussion Network and is Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychology. He has served as President of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of the American Psychological Association) and the International Neuropsychological Society.


Neuropsychologists, pediatric and child clinical psychologists, school psychologists, child psychiatrists, speech–language pathologists, pediatric neurologists, and pediatricians; also of interest to special educators.

Course Use

Serves as a text in graduate-level courses.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

Second Edition, © 2010
ISBN: 9781606234655

First Edition, © 2000
ISBN: 9781572305076
New to this edition: