Readership: Parents, teachers, psychologists, pediatricians, and social workers
Karen L. Schiltz, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Amy M. Schonfeld, PhD, Writer, and Tara A. Niendam, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry
Karen L. Schiltz, PhD is an Associate Clinical Professor (volunteer) at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has 25 years of experience assessing children with attention, memory, learning, and behavioral difficulties. She maintains a private practice in pediatric neuropsychology in Calabasas, California.
Amy M. Schonfeld, PhD is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatric neuropsychology. Her research interests and publications have involved neuropsychological functioning and the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Tara A. Niendam, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry. She has published multiple articles on cognition and functional outcomes in psychiatric illness.
"Although Beyond the Label very strongly and effectively advocates for comprehensive assessment of children with learning and psychosocial challenges, this reader wonders at what point a pediatric neuropsychologist might suggest it to a parent. In some ways, this is the book we want parents to read before we meet them. In fact, it is likely to be a resource that brings them to us." - Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Feb 2013
PART ONE: THE BASICS
1. The Law
2. The Tools
3. The Team
PART TWO: BEYOND THE LABEL
4. Attention and Concentration
6. Executive Functioning
8. Visual Perceptual Ability
9. Visual Processing Speed
11. Emotional Functioning
12. Social Skills
PART THREE: THE BIG PICTURE
13. Things to Remember
14. A Success Story
Appendix 1: Classroom Accommodations
Appendix 2: Testing Accommodations
Appendix 3: Assistive Technology
Appendix 4: Organizations