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Chapter 11. Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

Ann J. Abramowitz, Ph.D.; Marcia L. Caron, M.A.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585623921.455078

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It is essential that mental health and pediatric clinicians serving children and adolescents have an understanding of psychological testing. They need to know when to refer a youngster for such testing, and they must be able to understand the results of testing when it has been performed for a youngster in their care. Typical questions that warrant a referral for psychological or neuropsychological testing include, but are not limited to, the following:

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