Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP), is Chief Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology through the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. His main interests include validity of neuropsychological tests and prediction of outcome after brain injury. In addition to being an active clinical practitioner, Dr. Donders has served on multiple editorial and executive boards, has published more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as several edited or coedited books, and is an associate editor of Child Neuropsychology and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
An invaluable guide for students tackling the difficult task of learning to write outstanding reports that are maximally useful in various practice contexts. There are also enough high-level tips and strategies to make midcareer neuropsychologists want to read this book to sharpen their craft. Engaging and clear, the book addresses not only the mechanics of report writing, but also critical issues of test selection and interpretation and common mistakes. This is not a 'one-size-fits-all' approach; rather, the book provides multiple report-writing tools that can be pulled out of the toolkit depending on the audience and purpose of the assessment. This book will undoubtedly become a mainstay in graduate-level neuropsychological assessment courses and a well-used reference for practicing neuropsychologists. --Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; private practice, Andover, Massachusetts Neuropsychologists routinely write reports, yet remarkably little literature exists on the topic. Donders should be commended for so superbly filling the gap. Each chapter is chock full of usable tips and expert advice to make report writing more efficient and consumer friendly. The volume is so rich with actionable information that it promises to be of use not only to students and early-career neuropsychologists, but also to seasoned practitioners. --Michael W. Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine The editor and contributors achieve their goal of promoting practical and effective clinical reports. Chapters describe specific contexts in which neuropsychologists provide comprehensive assessment services, summarizing the issues that need to be addressed in each situation. The exemplars comparing less desirable and more desirable ways of communicating the same information are very helpful. This volume captures the complexity of neuropsychology practice and provides important insights for emerging and established practitioners. --Celiane Rey-Casserly, PhD, ABPP-CN, Director, Center for Neuropsychology, Boston Children's Hospital Donders has gathered an extraordinary group of neuropsychological experts from a wide range of practice settings and patient populations across the lifespan. This essential volume provides thoughtful guidance in the construction of evidence-based clinical neuropsychological reports. In each chapter, readers will find well-reasoned discussions of the crucial variables to be considered. Abundant examples illustrate how to craft the wording of reports to best meet the needs of our patients and others who rely on our assessments to inform decisions and provide appropriate services. --John A. Lucas, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Psychology, Mayo Clinic Florida