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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations

Michael Shevell

ISBN: 978-1-898-68367-4

Aug 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

504 pages

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Neurodevelopmental disabilities are a common problem in child health. This book takes a comprehensive approach to addressing these often challenging clinical diagnoses. In particular, it focuses on the two most common of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities: global developmental delay and developmental language impairment. It seeks to put forward our present conceptualization of these entities as well as their proper evaluation and assessment and diagnosis from a variety of perspectives. It also provides details on our current understanding of the scientific basis of these disorders and their underlying causes. Issues related to medical management, rehabilitation, and eventual outcomes are also addressed in a detailed way. The book has wide appeal to those in paediatrics, developmental paediatrics, child neurology, and paediatric rehabilitation. Its geographic appeal includes both developed and developing nations as some chapters are devoted to the particular issues faced in underdeveloped countries. The book’s focus on both clinical and scientific aspects is invaluable in this field. It also provides extensive information in a single source relating to often-overlooked areas such as medical management, rehabilitation, public policy, and ethics.

AN OVERVIEW OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY
Michael Shevell (Canada)

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SELECTED NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: AN OVERVIEW
Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp and Carolyn Drews-Botsch (USA)

THE CHANGING PANORAMA OF PRESCHOOL DISABILITY: BIOMEDICAL AND SOCIAL RISK
Michael E. Msall and Jennifer J. Park (USA)

ETHICS AND COMMON MORALITY IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Michael Shevell (Canada)

POLICY AND GOALS FOR THE FUTURE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILTIES
David L. Coulter (USA)

CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD
Sally Hartley and Charles R.J.C. Newton (UK)

DETECTION AND EVALUATION OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

SCREENING FOR DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS
Frances Page Glascoe and Kevin P. Marks (USA)

ETIOLOGY AND EVALUATION IN NEURODEVEOPMENTAL DISABILITY
Michael Shevell (Canada)

NOVEL IMAGING TECHNIQUES
Jeff Neil and Terry Inder (USA)

SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY

NEUROBIOLOGY OF SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT
Richard I. Webster (Australia)

EFFECTS OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER AT THE SYNAPSE
Brian R. Christie, Brennan D. Eadie, Carl Ernst, Andrea K. Titterness , Cristina O. Vasuta, and Alina J. Webber (Canada)

MOLECULAR BASIS OF LEARNING AND MEMORY
Francois Bolduc and Tim Tully (USA)

NEURONAL PLASTICITY AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY
Sheryl L. Rimrodt and Michael V. Johnston (USA)

ETIOLOGIC FEATURES

CHROMOSOMAL SYNDROMES AND DEVLEOPMENTAL DELAY
Sara S. Cathey and Kenton R. Holden (USA)

INBORN ERRORS OF METABOLISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY
Myriam Srour and Michael Shevell (Canada)

THE CEREBELLUM AND DEVELOPMENT
Catherine Limperopoulos (Canada) and Adré du Plessis (USA)

GENETIC MALFORMATIONS OF CORTICAL DEVELOPMENT
Elliott H. Sherr (USA)

PERINATAL ACQUIRED BRAIN IJNURY
Jerome Y. Yager (Canada) and Pierre Gressens (France)

NON-PERINATAL ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY
David J. Michelson and Stephen Ashwal (USA)

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, REHABILITATION, HEALTH, AND OUTCOMES

NEW CONCEPTS IN THE REHABILITATION OF CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Annette Majnemer and Johanna Darrah(Canada)

EARLY INTERVENTION IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
David A. Kube and Frederick B. Palmer (USA)

SERVICE UTILIZATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION OF CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Barbara Mazer and Annette Majnemer (Canada)

CO-MORBID CONDITIONS IN NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Elysa J. Marco (USA)

OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Annette Majnemer and Catherine Limperopoulos (Canada)