Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma

  title={Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Complex Trauma},
  author={Dawna Gabowitz and Marla S. Zucker and A. Cook},
  journal={Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma},
  • Dawna Gabowitz, Marla S. Zucker, A. Cook
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
  • Complex trauma (i.e., exposure to chronic, interpersonal trauma in childhood) has been associated with structural and functional alterations in brain development, which in turn can result in cognitive and neuropsychological deficits. The goal of combining neuropsychological assessment with standard trauma specialty evaluation is to gain a comprehensive understanding of each child’s unique set of cognitive strengths and weaknesses and associated behavioral manifestations within a trauma-informed… CONTINUE READING
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