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Child Neuropsychology A blog by Dr Jonathan Reed
  • About Child Neuropsychology

    In this blog I hope to communicate the latest thinking on a range of childhood disorders including dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, brain injury, learning disability, Autism and epilepsy.  Sometimes I just write also about other things that interest me, particularly computer games.

    I am a clinical psychologist and a child neuropsychologist. I have experience of working in some of the main teaching hospitals in London including Guy’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. I presently work in private practice and I have set up a company called Recolo with two colleagues Katie Byard and Howard Fine, providing child neuropsychological rehabilitation within a community setting.

    Child neuropsychology is all about understanding how children’s brains develop and function and how this relates to their psychological development and function. These are very exciting times to be a child neuropsychologist. New brain scanning results are emerging all the time, understanding of neurogenetics is moving very fast and there is an increasing research focus on developmental neuroscience in university departments around the UK and internationally. Some of these advances are written up in a new book I have co-edited with my colleague Jody Warner Rogers, Child Neuropsychology: Concepts, Theory and Practice, published by Wiley-Blackwell.

    I am particularly interested in finding out about the latest advances in child neuropsychology and thinking about and communicating how these advances will help children in their everyday lives. It is a fast moving world and my aim in this blog is to provide insight into the latest research and clinical applications together with my thoughts about what is going on. I hope this blog will appeal to parents of children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, psychologists, teachers, other professionals and anyone else who is interested. The most important reason for understanding how children’s brains develop is to help children with learning and neurological difficulties. I believe we are getting to a point where our understanding of child neuropsychology will start to result in effective ways to help children clinically and educationally. So please subscribe to this blog to find out about the latest thinking.

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