Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology / Edition 2

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The past decade has brought important advances in our understanding of the brain, particularly its influence on the behavior, emotions, and personality of children and adolescents. In the tradition of its predecessors, the third edition of the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology enhances this understanding by emphasizing current best practice, up-to-date science, and emerging theoretical trends for a comprehensive review of the field. Along with the Handbook's impressive coverage of normal development, pathology, and professional issues, brand-new chapters highlight critical topics in assessment, diagnostic, and treatment, including: The role and prevalence of brain dysfunction in ADHD, conduct disorder, the autistic spectrum, and other childhood disorders, The neuropsychology of learning disabilities, Assessment of Spanish-speaking children and youth, Using the PASS (planning, attention, simultaneous, successive) theory in neurological assessment, Forensic child neuropsychology, Interventions for pediatric coma.

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This work serves as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in clinical child neuropsychology and related fields, as a reference for practitioners and professors, and as a stimulant to research. Major sections address foundations and current issues, neuropsychological diagnosis, techniques of intervention, and new aspects of the field (including legal issues). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: Clinical child neuropsychology is a highly specialized field requiring advanced training in developmental psychology, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology. This book reviews the field from the necessary training to specific disorders to treatment and rehabilitation.
Purpose: The book appears to have several aims. The first is to provide an overview of the field, the training and credentialing necessary to practice in the field, and other professional issues. The second is to provide information about the assessment process, and the third is to extensively review the literature regarding specific diseases and related treatments.
Audience: The audience is primarily clinical child neuropsychologists, but students of psychology and neuropsychology would also benefit from the comprehensive coverage. The editors and contributing authors are well-known and recognized experts in the field.
Features: There are many updates to this third edition, including new chapters and new authors. Some areas of new or expanded coverage include ADHD, learning disabilities, drug abuse, Hispanic populations, and pervasive developmental disorders. The book is bursting with information, sometimes with seemingly unending text without benefit of tables or figures, which would make it more readable. The information is generally of high quality and up to date. The inclusion of literature reviews for treatment options is especially welcome. Nevertheless, the chapter on pediatric brain injury rehabilitation is feeble, with many references to adult programs. Readers will find coverage of different neuropsychological approaches to the assessment of children, but the inclusion of the Luria-Nebraska battery is perplexing, given that the test author could come up with only two references to support it, one of them being the test manual. Chapters on the use of psychotropics in children are of critical importance and live up to expectations. The references throughout the book are generally excellent, but occasionally study conclusions are overinterpreted without an analytical look at methodological study flaws (e.g., claims about cognitive dysfunction associated with PTSD). There could be better coverage of learning disabilities, as well medical conditions, as both receive short shrift. Additionally, there is a vast hole in the book, with no discussion of motivation, effort, and symptom validity, which can have more influence on low performance than genuine neurological illness. Thus, practitioners failing to consider this issue are not only practicing in a substandard way according to professional guidelines, but also run the risk of misattributing the cause of low scores, which in itself can have devastating outcomes for children.
Assessment: This handbook is filled with an abundance of useful information and guidance in the practice of child neuropsychology. Readers will find it a welcome addition to their library, as long as they are aware that it is focused more on the practice of child neuropsychology than on providing a comprehensive review of neuropsychological functioning in various diseases.
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Table of Contents

1 Development of Neuropsychology as a Professional Psychological Specialty: History, Training, and Credentialing 3
2 Development of the Child's Brain and Behavior 17
3 Neurodevelopmental Anomalies and Malformations 42
4 Development of Higher Brain Functions in Children: Neural, Cognitive, and Behavioral Perspectives 63
5 Mechanisms and Development of Cerebral Lateralization in Children 102
6 Neuropsychology of Child Psychopathology 120
7 Pediatric Brain Injury: Mechanisms and Amelioration 140
8 Neuropsychological Bases of Common Learning and Behavior Problems in Children 157
9 Measurement and Statistical Problems in Neuropsychological Assessment of Children 180
10 Models of Inference in Evaluating Brain-Behavior Relationships in Children 204
11 Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Batteries for Children 219
12 The Nebraska Neuropsychological Children's Battery 237
13 Applications of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) in Neuropsychological Assessment 252
14 Utilizing a Neuropsychological Paradigm for Understanding Common Educational and Psychological Tests 270
15 Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment of Child and Adolescent Memory with the Test of Memory and Learning 296
16 Assessment of Behavior and Personality in the Neuropsychological Diagnosis of Children 320
17 Neuroimaging in Pediatric Neuropsychology 342
18 Psychophysiological Evaluation of Neuropsychological Disorders in Children 356
19 Neuropsychological Assessment of Spanish-Speaking Children and Youth 371
20 Neurocognitive Interventions for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders: A Transactional Model 387
21 The Biofeedback Treatment of Neurological and Neuropsychological Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence 418
22 Approaches to the Cognitive Rehabilitation of Children with Neuropsychological Impairment 439
23 Pediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation in a Neurodevelopmental Milieu 452
24 Treating Traumatic Brain Injury in the Schools: Mandates and Methods 482
25 The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy: Overview and Psychosocial Aspects 506
26 The Neuropsychology of Pediatric Epilepsy and Antiepileptic Drugs 517
27 Neuropsychological Effects of Stimulant Medication on Children's Learning and Behavior 539
28 Nonstimulant Psychotropic Medication: Desired Effects and Cognitive/Behavioral Adverse Effects 573
29 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Substance Abuse by Children and Youth 587
30 Neuropsychological Aspects of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 619
31 Neuropsychological and Neurobehavioral Sequelae Associated with Pediatric HIV Infection 634
32 Child Behavioral Neuropsychology: Update and Further Considerations 651
33 Neuropsychological Sequelae of Chronic Medical Disorders in Children and Youth 663
34 Coping and Adjustment of Children with Neurological Disorder 688
35 Psycholegal Issues for Clinical Child Neuropsychology 712
36 Child Neuropsychology in the Private Medical Practice 726
Index 743
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