Child Neuropsychology: Assessment and Interventions for by Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison

By Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison

Child Neuropsychology courses therapists and neurologists towards universal pursuits: early, actual prognosis and finely centred interventions throughout disciplines. through interpreting the impacts of mind improvement on childrens and teenagers’ behavioral, cognitive, studying, and psychosocial skills and deficits, this groundbreaking quantity brings very important views to evaluate and therapy. top specialists Ellison and Semrud-Clikeman begin with the fundamentals of kid medical neuropsychology and useful neuroanatomy, taking readers via exam protocols and evaluate tools to therapy making plans and methods.

In this quantity, the authors handle the complete variety of neurodevelopmental pathologies, from studying disabilities to autism, ADHD to CNS issues, worrying mind damage to fetal alcohol syndrome. baby Neuropsychology demonstrates an built-in transactional version of rehabilitation and intervention ideas, displaying how households and faculty group of workers can collaborate with psychological well-being and doctors for powerful remedy with lasting effects. within this quantity, readers will discover:

  • Comprehensive overviews of the results of biogenic and environmental elements on mind development.
  • An in-depth consultant to evaluation batteries and diagnostic procedures.
  • An integrative framework modeling particular collaborative intervention.
  • Discussions of powerful scientific, behavioral, and social/educational treatments.
  • Richly designated case experiences making use of the authors’ ways to baby and teen-aged consumers with dyslexia, recognition deficit affliction, TBI, and seizure disorders.
  • Valuable tables, charts, and reference lists.

For scientific baby practitioners in addition to for complicated scholars, baby Neuropsychology includes the basic instruments had to meet the advanced demanding situations of diagnosing and treating brain-based illnesses.

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The earlier the infection, the higher the mortality rate. Some of the longterm consequences of meningitis are mental retardation, hydrocephalus, seizures, deafness, and hyperactivity (Bharucha et al, 1995; Weil, 1985). Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear, colorless fluid, fills the ventricles and the subarachnoid space (Wilkinson, 1986). CSF contains concentrations of sodium, chloride, and magnesium, as well as levels of neurotransmitters and other agents. An assay of the composition of these chemicals can be important for diagnosing disease processes.

Select metabolic, biogenetic, seizure, and neuromotor disorders are presented in Chapter 9. Acquired neurological disorders and diseases of childhood are reviewed in Chapter 10. , alcohol and cocaine), childhood cancer, and infectious diseases including meningitis and encephalitis are discussed. The core characteristics of each disorder, the neuropsychological correlates and the developmental course, and the effects of neuropathology and the impact of moderator variables such as the environment will be explored.

The oculomotor nerve moves the eye (lateral and downward gaze), and regulates the size of the pupil and the shape of the lens (Brodal, 1992). The trigeminal nerve also resides in the midbrain area and serves as the major sensory nerve of the face. pathways ultimately radiate into the neocortex at specific sites in thefrontal,temporal, and occipital cortices (Kolb & Whishaw, 1985). The hypothalamus, anterior and inferior to the thalamus, plays a role in controlling the autonomic nervous system, including eating, sexual functions and dysfunctions, drinking, sleeping, temperature, rage, and violence (Brodal, 1992).

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