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Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

ISBN: 978-0-470-18413-4
744 pages
March 2010
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A compelling and compassionate case study approach to a broad range of neuropsychological disorders

Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders focuses on the neuropsychological assessment and evidence-based practices available for assessing and treating children living with the etiological and neurological components of various disorders. Each chapter provides one or more case studies along with helpful background information, assessment results, and recommendations based on assessment data.

Bridging science and practice, the book reviews the scientific literature, research on clinical implications, and evidence-based treatment of such disorders as:

  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

  • Specific Language Impairment/Dysphasia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Tourette Syndrome

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Childhood Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Cerebrovascular Disease

  • Low Birth Weight

  • Environmental Toxin Exposure

  • Neurotoxins, Pregnancy, and Subsequent Disorders

  • Chromosomal Anomalies

  • Neurocutaneous Disorders

  • Metabolic Disorders

Each case study complements the content of each chapter by illustrating how the assessment process can inform intervention efforts for children. In addition, the cases humanize the effects of various disorders and demonstrate the usefulness of neuropsychological information in treatment and intervention planning, especially within children's educational and social contexts.

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Foreword (George W. Hynd).

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychology.

What Is Pediatric Neuropsychology?.

Neuropsychological Assessment.

Interpretation.

Why Neuropsychological Assessment?.

Linking Assessment to Intervention.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 2 Learning Disabilities: Reading Disability/Dyslexia.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Cord—Dyslexia.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 3 Learning Disabilities: Dyscalculia/Math Disability.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Carl—Dyscalculia.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 4 Specific Language Impairment/Dysphasia.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Naya—Dysphasia/SLI.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 5 Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: John—Asperger’s Disorder.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 6 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Eddie—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 7 Tourette Syndrome.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Moses—Tourette Syndrome.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 8 Traumatic Brain Injury.

Definition.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Gage—Traumatic Brain Injury.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 9 Childhood Cancer.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: David—Lymphocytic Leukemia.

Case Study: Jay—Astrocytoma.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 10 Epilepsy.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Zoey—Complex Partial Seizures with Temporal Lobe Origin.

Case Study: Lane—Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (Epileptic Aphasia).

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 11 Cerebrovascular Disease: Focus on Sickle Cell Disease.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Lania—Sickle Cell Disease without Stroke.

Case Study: Jed—Sickle Cell Disease with Stroke.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 12 Low Birth Weight.

Definition.

Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Emily—Extremely Low Birth Weight.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 13 Environmental Toxin Exposure.

Definition and Etiology.

Course and Prognosis.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Case Study: Demetric—Lead Exposure.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 14 Neurotoxins, Pregnancy, and Subsequent Disorders.

Definition and Etiology.

Course and Prognosis: FASD and Illicit Drugs.

Case Study: Caleb—Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Course and Prognosis: Antiepileptics and FVS.

Case Study: Keisha—Fetal Valproate Syndrome.

Evidence-Based Interventions.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 15 Chromosomal Anomalies.

Autosomal Abnormalities: Down Syndrome.

Fragile X.

Williams Syndrome.

Angelman Syndrome.

Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Case Study: George—Angelman Syndrome.

Sex Chromosome Disorders.

Case Study: Walter—Noonan Syndrome.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 16 Neurocutaneous Disorders.

Neurofibromatosis.

Case Study: Gino—Neurofibromatosis Type 1.

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

Case Study: Hector—Tuberous Sclerosis.

Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Case Study: Juliana—Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 17 Metabolic Disorders.

Type 1 Diabetes.

Case Study: Sam—Type 1 Diabetes.

Phenylketonuria.

Case Study: Vinnie—PKU.

Mucopolysaccharide Disorders.

Concluding Comments.

Chapter 18 Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Assessment to Intervention Planning in Pediatric Neuropsychology.

Summary of Intervention Issues.

Conclusion and Future Directions.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Cynthia A. Riccio, PhD, is Professor of School Pyschology at Texas A & M University.

JEREMY R. SULLIVAN, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Morris J. Cohen, EdD, is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia.

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  • Case study approach illustrates a broad range of child neuropsychological disorders
  • Comprehensive coverage links assessment to clinical intervention strategies
  • Imaging screen grabs/figures visually support the presented concepts
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