2023-2024 / PSYC5878-1

Evaluation and diagnostic methods in neuropsychological child


15h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)1 crédit 


Laurence Rousselle

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Learning the assessment process in child neuropsychology, introduction to clinical reasoning in child neuropsychology, anamnesis, differential diagnosis, intellectual assessment methodology (in particular assessment of babies and young children, children with language delay), attentional and executive assessment in children, assessment of memory, social cognition, praxis and visuo-spatial functions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student will be able to carry out an anamnesis, analyze a request, formulate diagnostic hypotheses (in a differential diagnosis approach) to determine how to direct the investigations given the child's age and difficulties, to select the relevant tests and questionnaires given the complaints, to interpret the results of cognitive tests, to administer certain instructions and give a conclusion.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite and co-requisite units are presented within each program
This course supposes having basic knowledge in clinical neuropsychology and in  developmental cognitive psychology.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, audio-visual sequences, case studies


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Face-to-face and distance-learning alternately.

This course organize theoretical lessons in remote (podcasts) and practical work in person.his course is organized in face-to-face and distance learning sessions (podcasts and exercises). 


Recommended or required readings

The slides and podcast sequences will be posted on the e-campus platform in the course of the dedicated space.

Advised reading : 

Noël, M-P (2007). Bilan neuropsychologique de l'enfant. Mardaga.


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

not acessible to ERASMUS student


Prof. L. Rousselle : laurence.rousselle@uliege.be

Assistants :

  • Fanny Brevers: fanny.brevers@hotmail.com
  • Céline Fortin: celine.fortin@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.

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