Event Details

PrairieCare Education Series January 2021

Presenter: Katherine Quie PhD., L.P.

Title: How to Interpret and Utilize Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents

BIO: Katherine Quie is a licensed child psychologist who has specialized in pediatric neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental disorders, such as ADHD and Autism, for over twenty years. She has practice in inpatient, day-treatment, and outpatient settings and recently founded her own organization, ADHD&U. She is also the author of the award-winning book, Raising Will: Surviving the Brilliance and Blues of ADHD, which is about her own experience raising a son with ADHD.

Description: During this course, Dr. Quie will review the purpose and benefits of neuropsychological testing in the pediatric population, when it is appropriate to make a referral for testing, how to interpret neuropsychological test findings, and how to utilize this information in clinical work with children and adolescents to help them thrive cognitively, academically, and psychologically.


Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand the purpose of neuropsychological testing and how it differs from other assessments (e.g., psychological testing).
  • Participants will understand when it is appropriate to refer a child or adolescent for neuropsychological testing.
  • Participants will learn to interpret measures conducted in pediatric neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., IQ, memory, attention, motor, academic, and psychological testing).
  • Participants will learn to recognize cognitive, academic, and psychological testing profiles in children and adolescents that are frequently associated with specific diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, OCD, Autism, depression).
  • Participants will learn to utilize neuropsychological test findings in their clinical work with children and adolescents to address mental health, cognitive, and academic challenges.


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