The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam Third Edition

The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis   Exam  Third Edition Author Peter D. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826164391
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 266
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Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.



The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam Third Edition with App

The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam  Third Edition with App Author Peter D. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826135131
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 266
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Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.



The School Psychologist s Survival Guide

The School Psychologist s Survival Guide Author Rebecca Branstetter
ISBN-10 9781118027776
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 212
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A practical and accessible guide for helping school psychologists meet their everyday challenges In this newest addition to the Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" series, popular blogger Rebecca Branstetter offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice, proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters, and checklists for busy professionals. Filled with the tools, strategies, and ideas for school psychologists who must deal with the myriad challenges of working with a diverse group of students, often in multiple locations Another book in the popular Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" Series Rebecca Branstetter is an experienced school psychologist and popular blogger ("Notes from the School Psychologist": studentsgrow.blogspot.com) This vital resource offers a down-to-earth guide for both novice and seasoned school psychologists.



Evidence Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges

Evidence Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges Author Richard J. Morris
ISBN-10 9781135925147
Release 2008-01-14
Pages 440
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This book assembles into one volume summaries of school-based intervention research that relates to those who deal on a regular basis with the growing body of students having high-incidence learning disabilities and/or behavior disorders: special educators, school psychologists, and clinical child psychologists. Chapter authors begin with an overview of their topic followed by a brief section on historical perspectives before moving on to the main section – a critical discussion of empirically based intervention procedures. In those instances where evidence-based prescriptions can legitimately be made, authors discuss best practices and the conditions (e.g., classroom environment, teacher expertise) under which these practices are most effective. A final section deals with policy issues.



Internalized Oppression

Internalized Oppression Author E.J.R. David, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780826199263
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 328
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ìIt is a great honorÖto write the foreword to such an important book edited by E.J.R. David, filled with contributions from leading and emerging psychological scholars on internalized oppression. One of the best features of the book, in my opinion, is that the chapter authorsÖare allowed to share their own personal experiences and that such experiences are regarded to be just as valid and legitimate as the ëtheoriesí and ëempirical studiesí that they review.î -Eduardo Duran, PhD 7th Direction Therapy, Assessment, and Consulting Author of Healing the Soul Wound and Co-Author of Native American Postcolonial Psychology The oppression of various groups has taken place throughout human history. People are stereotyped, discriminated against, and treated unjustly simply because of their social group membership. But what does it look like when the oppression that people face from the outside gets under their skin? Long overdue, this is the first book to highlight the universality of internalized oppression across marginalized groups in the United States from a mental health perspective. It focuses on the psychological manifestations and mental health implications of internalized oppression for a variety of groups. The book provides insight into the ways in which internalized oppression influences the thoughts, attitudes, feelings, and behaviors of the oppressed toward themselves, other members of their group, and members of the dominant group. It also considers promising clinical and community programs that are currently addressing internalized oppression among specific groups. The book describes the implications and unique manifestations of internalized oppression among African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska natives, women, people with disabilities, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. For each group, the text considers its demographic profile, history of oppression, contemporary oppression, common manifestations and mental and behavioral health implications, clinical and community programs, and future directions. Chapters are written by leading and emerging scholars, who share their personal experiences to provide a real-world point of view. Additionally, each chapter is coauthored by a member of a particular community group, who helps to bring academic concepts to life. Key Features: Addresses the universality of internalized oppression across marginalized groups in the U.S. and its corresponding mental health and psychological manifestations Considers how specific groups exhibit internalized oppression in their own unique ways Provides insight into how internalized oppression influences the thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors of the oppressed Highlights promising clinical and community programs



Cancer Disparities

Cancer Disparities Author Holly Matto, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826108838
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 580
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"The volume sheds new light on reducing disparities by complementing currentlyavailable monographs, through the provision of solutions that are not onlytheoretically innovative but also empirically effective. Indeed, Cancer Disparities: Causesand Evidence-Based Solutions admirably achieves two key objectives that are crucial foradvances in the field: (a) providing an up-to-date overview of cancer-related disparities and(b) describing evidence-based interventional approaches to close the cancer-relateddisparities gap. The implicit promise is that these approaches will enable public health practitioners,cancer control workers, and community members to use or adapt them in their owncommunities. This volume is essential to help make that promise a reality."--PsycCRITIQUES Cancer is not randomly distributed in the United States. Its incidence varies by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other geographic and demographic factors. This volume, co-published with the American Cancer Society, is the first to examine the biological, racial, and socioeconomic factors that influence cancer incidence and survival. In addition, it presents 15 previously unpublished, evidence-based interventions to reduce and eliminate cancer disparities. The book explains the nature, scope, and causes of cancer disparities across different populations and then presents unique programs proven to reduce such inequalities in the areas of cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. They represent a variety of cancers, populations, and communities across the U.S. Descriptions of each intervention include tests of effectiveness and are written in sufficient detail for readers to replicate them within their own communities. Key Features: Offers an in-depth look at the latest research behind cancer disparities Written by highly respected and published cancer researchers Includes 15 never-before published, evidence-based interventions that readers can replicate Discusses breast, colorectal, cervical, and other pernicious cancers Includes interventions for African-American, Hispanic, Native American, and other populations



Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice Fifth Edition

Evidence Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice  Fifth Edition Author Marie Boltz, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826171672
Release 2016-03-28
Pages 752
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Fourth Edition Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! Praise for the Fourth Edition: The evidence-based protocols are designed as a primary reference and are useful, substantive, and timely...The broader contributions of useful format and succinct review of the evidence make it likely that this text will continue to be the leading resource in nursing education and practice." --The Gerontologist As a gerontological clinical educator/research nurse, I will often use this as a reference. The format and the content are good, and the explanations of how to best use the evidence simplify the process of sifting through mountains of information to figure the best practice. Score: 97, 5 Stars. --Doody's The new fifth edition of one of the premier references for geriatric nurses in hospital, long-term, and community settings, delivers current guidelines, real-life case studies, and evidence-based protocols developed by master educators and practitioners. With a focus on improving quality of care, cost-effectiveness, and outcome, the fifth edition is updated to provide the most current information about care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adults. Several new expert contributors present current guidelines about hip fractures, frailty, perioperative and postoperative care, palliative care, and senior-friendly emergency departments. Additionally, chapters have been reorganized to enhance logical flow of content and easy information retrieval. Protocols are organized in a consistent format and include an overview, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies, and an illustrative case study with discussion. Additionally, protocols are embedded within chapter text, providing the context and detailed evidence for each. Chapter objectives, annotated references, and evidence rating for each protocol are provided along with resources for additional study. New to the Fifth Edition: Reorganized to enhance logical flow of information and ease of use Updated and revised Includes new contributions from expert educators and practitioners Provides new chapters on perioperative and postoperative care, general surgical care, care of hip fracture, palliative care, and the senior-friendly emergency department Key Features: Delivers evidence-based, current guidelines and protocols for care of common clinical conditions in the elderly Illustrates application of clinical protocols to real-life practice through case studies and discussion Edited by nationally known geriatric leaders who are endorsed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Written for nursing students, nurse leaders, and practitioners at all levels, including those in specialty roles



A Practitioner s Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

A Practitioner s Guide to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Author Raymond A. DiGiuseppe
ISBN-10 9780199743049
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 416
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Extensively updated to include clinical findings over the last two decades, this third edition of A Practitioner's Guide to Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy reviews the philosophy, theory, and clinical practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This model is based on the work of Albert Ellis, who had an enormous influence on the field of psychotherapy over his 50 years of practice and scholarly writing. Designed for both therapists-in-training and seasoned professionals, this practical treatment manual and guide introduces the basic principles of rational-emotive behavior therapy, explains general therapeutic strategies, and offers many illustrative dialogues between therapist and patient. The volume breaks down each stage of therapy to present the exact procedures and skills therapists need, and numerous case studies illustrate how to use these skills. The authors describe both technical and specific strategic interventions, and they stress taking an integrative approach. The importance of building a therapeutic alliance and the use of cognitive, emotive, evocative, imaginal, and behavioral interventions serves as the unifying theme of the approach. Intervention models are presented for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personality disorders, and addictions. Psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, psychotherapists, and students and trainees in these areas will find this book useful in learning to apply rational-emotive behavior therapy in practice.



School Psychology for the 21st Century

School Psychology for the 21st Century Author Kenneth W. Merrell
ISBN-10 9781609187521
Release 2011-11
Pages 380
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A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven ?approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. ? New to This Edition *Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards. *Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health. *Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.



National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review Study Guide

National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review   Study Guide Author Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy
ISBN-10 0984339329
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 540
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The National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Review & Study Guide, 2nd Edition, by Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy, helps you prepare for the NBCOT exam with comprehensive, easily understood content review, two complete practice exams on CD, and revolutionary new software to help you focus on your personal strengths and weaknesses. Also included are studying and test- taking strategies, up-to-date information about the certification process, and extensive rationales to help you understand how to get the right answer. Content chapters reflect the latest test information. Tables and figures have been included to aid in studying for the exam. In addition, our exclusive software includes 2 complete practice exams and the option to create your own tests to give you the practice you need before you take the exam. The Review & Study Guide contains: * Information on becoming a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant * Current Content Outline of the National Occupational Therapy Assistant Certification Exam * Examination Procedures and Grading * Simulated Exam and Answer Rationales * Test-Taking Hints Comprehensive, easy to read chapters covering: * The Process of Occupational Therapy * Human Development and Aging * Professional Responsibilities and Service Management * Musculoskeletal System Disorders * Neurological System Disorders * Psychiatric Disorders * Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System Disorders * Gastrointestinal, Renal-Genitourinary, Endocrine, Immunological and Integumentary System Disorders * Neurological and Cognitive-Perceptual Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Biomechanical Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Psychosocial Approaches: Evaluation and Intervention * Evaluation and Interventions for Occupational Performance Deficits * Mastery of the Environment: Evaluation and Intervention * Also included is a chapter on Preparing for the NBCOT Exam and an appendix with the AOTA Practice Framework



Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Author Amy Wagenfeld
ISBN-10 1556426291
Release 2005
Pages 379
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Searching for a text that addresses the specific pediatric skills set necessary for both students preparing to become Occupational Therapy Assistants and existing practitioners? Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant delivers this essential knowledge in a succinct, straightforward format. Co-editors Amy Wagenfeld and Jennifer Kaldenberg, collaborating with skilled and expert professionals, employ an interdisciplinary perspective to explain pediatric clinical foundations and practical application activities. Additionally, general information on foundational occupational therapy theories and frames of reference is provided. The seamless integration of this material enables the reader to develop a complete understanding of the information and, more importantly, apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. This dynamic text incorporates many unique features to foster learning. Integrated within each chapter are short case studies and activities designed to promote discussion and exploration of pediatric occupational theory and practice. Diverse illustrations, a Reflexes Chart, and a pull out Developmental Milestones Chart are also included to reinforce important concepts. Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is the perfect text for both OTA students and practitioners specializing in pediatrics. Appendices Include: Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy Guide for Supervision of Occupational Therapy Personnel Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Assistant during the delivery of Occupational Therapy services Public Law 105-17 Individual with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 Developmental Milestones Charts Reflexes Chart



School Psychologist as Counselor

School Psychologist as Counselor Author Cynthia A. Plotts
ISBN-10 0932955592
Release 2013
Pages 250
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School Psychologist as Counselor has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from School Psychologist as Counselor also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full School Psychologist as Counselor book for free.



The School Counselor s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams

The School Counselor   s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams Author Rita Schellenberg
ISBN-10 9781136830488
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 562
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The School Counselor’s Study Guide for Credentialing Exams is the only study guide on the market based on the ASCA School Counselor Competencies, CACREP Standards, NBCC NCSCE content requirements, and the NCATE and NBPTS Standards. Designed to help users build knowledge and skills that are transferrable to any test format, it can be used to prepare for the NCSCE, Praxis II School Counseling Specialty Exam, NBPTS School Counseling national certification exam, Comprehensive School Counselor Education program exams, and state certification exams for professional school counseling. Each chapter aligns with one of the eight CACREP content areas for school counseling and covers in depth the material necessary to succeed on any of the exams. Also included in each chapter are case scenarios, guided reflection questions, and actual exam practice questions. A full-length practice exam is provided at the end with answers and explanations for correct and incorrect responses. Additional resources include a glossary of important terms and lists of ethical codes and competencies for various school counseling related organizations. Students and professionals seeking a professional school counselor credential will find this to be an invaluable tool in their exam preparation.



A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests Author Esther Strauss
ISBN-10 9780195159578
Release 2006
Pages 1216
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Designed to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Also intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests.



The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology

The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology Author Mike R. Schoenberg
ISBN-10 0387769781
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 968
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From translating the patient’s medical records and test results to providing recommendations, the neuropsychological evaluation incorporates the science and practice of neuropsychology, neurology, and psychological sciences. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology brings the practice and study of neuropsychology into concise step-by-step focus—without skimping on scientific quality. This one-of-a-kind assessment reference complements standard textbooks by outlining signs, symptoms, and complaints according to neuropsychological domain (such as memory, language, or executive function), with descriptions of possible deficits involved, inpatient and outpatient assessment methods, and possible etiologies. Additional chapters offer a more traditional approach to evaluation, discussing specific neurological disorders and diseases in terms of their clinical features, neuroanatomical correlates, and assessment and treatment considerations. Chapters in psychometrics provide for initial understanding of brain-behavior interpretation as well as more advanced principals for neuropsychology practice including new diagnostic concepts and analysis of change in performance over time. For the trainee, beginning clinician or seasoned expert, this user-friendly presentation incorporating ‘quick reference guides’ throughout which will add to the practice armentarium of beginning and seasoned clinicians alike. Key features of The Black Book of Neuropsychology: Concise framework for understanding the neuropsychological referral. Symptoms/syndromes presented in a handy outline format, with dozens of charts and tables. Review of basic neurobehavioral examination procedure. Attention to professional issues, including advances in psychometrics and diagnoses, including tables for reliable change for many commonly used tests. Special “Writing Reports like You Mean It” section and guidelines for answering referral questions. Includes appendices of practical information, including neuropsychological formulary. The Little Black Book of Neuropsychology is an indispensable resource for the range of practitioners and scientists interested in brain-behavior relationships. Particular emphasis is provided for trainees in neuropsychology and neuropsychologists. However, the easy to use format and concise presentation is likely to be of particular value to interns, residents, and fellows studying neurology, neurological surgery, psychiatry, and nurses. Finally, teachers of neuropsychological and neurological assessment may also find this book useful as a classroom text. "There is no other book in the field that covers the scope of material that is inside this comprehensive text. The work might be best summed up as being a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral residency in a book, with the most up to date information available, so that it is also an indispensible book for practicing neuropsychologists in addition to students and residents...There is really no book like this available today. It skillfully brings together the most important foundationsof clinical neuropsychology with the 'nuts and bolts' of every facet of assessment. It also reminds the more weathered neuropsychologists among us of the essential value of neuropsychological assessment...the impact of the disease on the patient’s cognitive functioning and behavior may only be objectively quantified through a neuropsychological assessment." Arch Clin Neuropsychol (2011) first published online June 13, 2011 Read the full review acn.oxfordjournals.org



Myers Psychology for AP

Myers  Psychology for AP  Author David G. Myers
ISBN-10 9781464199110
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 1105
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Thus begins market-leading author David Myers’ discussion of developmental psychology in Unit 9 of his new Myers’ Psychology for AP® Second Edition. With an undeniable gift for writing, Dr. Myers will lead your students on a guided tour of psychological science and poignant personal stories. Dr. Myers teaches, illuminates, and inspires. Four years ago, we published this ground-breaking text which is correlated directly to the AP® course. Today, we build on that innovation and proudly introduce the 2nd AP® Edition. Whether you are new to AP® psychology or have many years under your belt, this uniquely AP® book program can help you achieve more.



Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Author Dilip R. Patel
ISBN-10 9400706278
Release 2011-04-07
Pages 495
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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.