Jacqueline N. Kaufman

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Somatosensation is frequently impaired in individuals with Cerebral Palsy (CP). This includes the sense of proprioception, which is an important contributor to activities of daily living. One means of determining proprioceptive deficits in CP has been use of an Ipsilateral Remembered (IR) position matching test. The IR test requires participants to(More)
This study examined the psychometric properties of test presentation and response formats that were modified to be accessible with the use of assistive technology (AT). First, the stability of psychometric properties was examined in 60 children, ages 6 to 12, with no significant physical or communicative impairments. Population-specific differences were(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine between-groups differences in the associations between aspects of processing speed assessed with an inspection time task and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. RESEARCH DESIGN Two groups comprising 34 children with cerebral palsy (CP) and 70 nonaffected peers (control), ages 8-16 years, participated in a(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE To examine mastery motivation and executive functions or behaviors as predictors of adaptive behavior in adolescents and young adults with congenital neurodevelopmental conditions. METHOD Participants were 2 groups of adolescents and young adults, ages 13-29, including 43 with cerebral palsy and 36 with myelomeningocele living with a(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE This study examined the performance of children with and without cerebral palsy on two inspection time (IT) tests, as accessible nonspeeded response measures of cognitive processing speed. RESEARCH METHOD/DESIGN Participants, ages 8 to 16, included 66 children with congenital CP and 119 typically developing peers. Measures were two(More)
The purpose of this article is to educate the reader regarding the training requirements and scope of practice for rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology. As discussed below, subspeciality training in pediatric rehabilitation psychology and pediatric neuropsychology is not yet formalized. While the clinical services of rehabilitation psychologists(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to examine the associations between generic and condition-specific health self-management and levels of adaptive behavior in 2 groups of transition-age youth with congenital neurodevelopmental conditions. METHOD The sample included 43 adolescents/young adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) and 36 with spina(More)
The current special section includes manuscripts focusing on four aspects of pediatric rehabilitation psychology that are unique to this practice area. The first domain addressed is natural developmental progression in the context of a disability (i.e., habilitation). The next domain addressed in this special section is pediatric rehabilitation; pediatric(More)
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