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Pediatric Neuropsychological Intervention

ISBN-10: 0521875501

ISBN-13: 9780521875509

Edition: 2007

Authors: Scott Hunter, Jacobus Donders

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Pediatric neuropsychology is the practice of understanding and elucidating brain-behavior relationships as applied to children and adolescents. This volume examines current 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 the practitioner 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 is essential reading for pediatric neuropsychologists, child clinical psychologists and school psychologists, as well as pediatric neurologists and psychiatrists.
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Book details

List price: $189.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/3/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 524
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Janet E. Farmer, PhD, is a Professor of Health Psychology and Child Health, University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Director of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She also established the Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology in the Department of Health Psychology, and served as Clinical Director of a federal interdisciplinary training grant on neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research investigates community-based interventions to enhance health and well-being in children with chronic conditions and their families. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology. Jacobus Donders, PhD, is the Chief Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, he is the coeditor of Child Neuropsychology, serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, and has published more than 80 scientific articles. His research interests include construct and criterion validity of neuropsychological test instruments and prediction of outcome after traumatic brain injury. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and of APA Divisions 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology). Seth Warschausky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Michigan. A former President of APA Division 22, Section 1 (Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology), he has served on the advisory board of the APA's Center for Psychology in Schools and Education. His research includes psychometric studies in child neuropsychology, studies of social integration of children with disabilities, and quality-of-life outcomes research.

List of Contributors
Fundamentals of pediatric neuropsychological intervention
Introduction
A developmental approach to pediatric neuropsychological intervention
Empirical bases for assessment and intervention
Multicultural aspects of pediatric neuropsychological intervention and rehabilitation
Bridging neuropsychological practice with educational intervention
Managing neurocognitive impairments in children and adolescents
Traumatic brain injury
Neuropsychological sequelae in children treated for cancer
Seizure disorders
Autism spectrum disorders and social disabilities
Diagnosing and treating right hemisphere disorders
Genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability
Remediating specific learning disabilities
Managing attentional disorders
Managing dysexecutive disorders
Pediatric movement disorders
Management of children with disorders of motor control and coordination
Medical, rehabilitative and experimental interventions
Pharmacological interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders
Quantitative electroencephalography and neurofeedback
Neuroimaging and its role in developing interventions
Cognitive rehabilitation
Neuropsychological rehabilitation of school-age children: an integrated team approach to individualized interventions
Future directions
Reflections on present and future interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders
Index