Pediatric neuropsychology is the practice of understanding and elucidating brain-behavior relationships as applied to children and adolescents. This 2007 volume examines trends in the assessment and treatment of common disorders including traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, epilepsy, and autistic spectrum disorders. Its primary aim is to help practitioners and researchers identify and understand the evidence to support interventions with a range of acquired or congenital neuropsychological disorders. The text is divided into three sections. Section one provides a foundation by considering general issues relevant to assessment and treatment in pediatric neuropsychology. Section two guides practitioners in their approach to the use of interventions in a range of conditions and disorders, and the book closes with a section focusing on medical and experimental initiatives with an emphasis on interdisciplinary issues. This book is essential reading for pediatric neuropsychologists, child clinical psychologists and school psychologists, as well as pediatric neurologists and psychiatrists. Features • Covers the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders • Emphasizes evidence-based interventions • Bridges the knowledge gaps between the professionals responsible for providing care Table of Contents Part I. Fundamentals of Pediatric Neuropsychological Intervention: 1. Introduction Scott Hunter and Jacobus Donders 2. A developmental approach to pediatric neuropsychological intervention Tara Spevack 3. Empirical bases for assessment and intervention Elizabeth Sparrow 4. Multicultural aspects of pediatric neuropsychological intervention and rehabilitation Julie Ries, B. Potter and Antolin Llorente 5. Bridging neuropsychological practice with educational intervention Jennifer Maedgen and Margaret Semrud-Clikeman Part II. Managing Neurocognitive Impairments in Children and Adolescents: 6. Traumatic brain injury Jacobus Donders 7. Neuropsychological sequelae in children treated for cancer Marsha Nortz, Jannel Phillips and Douglas Ris 8. Seizure disorders Lynn Blackburn, Frank Zelko and Hillary Shurtleff 9. Autism spectrum disorders and social disabilities Julie Wolf, Deborah Fein and Natacha Akshoomoff 10. Diagnosing and treating right hemisphere disorders Bonny Forrest 11. Genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability Bonita Klein-Tasman, K. D. Phillips and J. Kelderman 12. Remediating specific learning disorders Karen Wills 13. Managing attentional disorders Donna Palumbo and J. Diehl 14. Managing dysexecutive disorders E. Mark Mahone and Beth S. Slomine 15. Pediatric movement disorders Scott Hunter 16. Management of children with disorders of motor control and co-ordination David Tupper Part III. Medical, Rehabilitative and Experimental Interventions: 17. Pharmacological interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders Thomas Owley 18. Quantitative EEG and neurofeedback Kevin Krull, M. R. George and D. Strother 19. Neuroimaging and its role in developing interventions Erin Bigler 20. Cognitive rehabilitation Robert Butler 21. Neuropsychological rehabilitation of school-age children: an integrated team approach to individualized interventions George Prigatano and Sylvie Naar-King Part IV. Future Directions: 22. Reflections on present and future interventions in neurodevelopmental disorders Eileen Fennell.
Cambridge University Press
September 15, 2011
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