Developmental Neuropsychology

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Mai 2002



This book addresses key issues in child neuropsychology but differs from other books in the field in its emphasis on clinical practice rather than research issues. to focus on a number of areas. First, the text examines the natural history of childhood CNS insult, highlighting studies where children have been followed over time to determine the impact of injury on ongoing development. Second, processes of normal and abnormal cerebral and cognitive development are outlined and the concepts of brain plasticity and the impact of early CNS insult discussed. Finally, using a number of common childhood CNS disorders as examples, the authors develop a model which describes the complex interaction among biological, psychosocial and cognitive factors in the brain injured child.


Part 1: Defining the Neurodevelopmental Context. Child Neuropsychology: Dimensions of Theory and Practice. Cerebral Development. Cognitive Development. Part 2: Common CNS Disorders of Childhood: Neurological, Developmental and Psychosocial Dimensions. Recovery from Early Brain Insult: Plasticity, Early Vulnerability and their Neural Bases. Traumatic Brain Injury in Children. Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida. Cerebral Infections. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. Childhood Epilepsies. Part 3: Neuropsychological Practice within a Developmental Context. Child Neuropsychological Assessment: A Conceptual Framework. Case Illustrations: From Referral to Treatment. Closing Comments. References. Index.


'This text will provide the child neuropsychologist not only with a rich source of information about the childhood CNS insults and injuries encountered in clinical practice, but also with an understanding of emerging conceptual frameworks within which the information may be understood.' - Dr Maureen Dennis, Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
EAN: 9780863777059
ISBN: 0863777058
Untertitel: A Clinical Approach. 'Brain, Behaviour and Cognition'. references, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002
Seitenanzahl: 576 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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