Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders / Edition 1

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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


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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470184134
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 744
  • Sales rank: 1,110,586
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword George W. Hynd xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Authors xix

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychology 1

What Is Pediatric Neuropsychology? 1

Neuropsychological Assessment 3

Interpretation 9

Why Neuropsychological Assessment? 10

Linking Assessment to Intervention 11

Concluding Comments 12

Chapter 2 Learning Disabilities: Reading Disability/Dyslexia 15

Definition 15

Etiology 17

Course and Prognosis 23

Evidence-Based Interventions 25

Case Study: Cord-Dyslexia 28

Concluding Comments 39

Chapter 3 Learning Disabilities: Dyscalculia/Math Disability 41

Definition 41

Etiology 44

Course and Prognosis 48

Evidence-Based Interventions 53

Case Study: Carl-Dyscalculia 53

Concluding Comments 62

Chapter 4 Specific Language Impairment/Dysphasia 63

Definition 63

Etiology 66

Course and Prognosis 72

Evidence-Based Interventions 77

Case Study: Naya-Dysphasia/SLI 79

Concluding Comments 87

Chapter 5 Autism Spectrum Disorders 89

Definition 89

Etiology 91

Course and Prognosis 100

Evidence-Based Interventions 106

Case Study: John-Asperger's Disorder 108

Concluding Comments 119

Chapter 6 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 121

Definition 121

Etiology 124

Course and Prognosis 127

Evidence-Based Interventions 129

Case Study: Eddie-Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type 137

Concluding Comments 145

Chapter 7 Tourette Syndrome 147

Definition 147

Etiology 148

Course and Prognosis 152

Evidence-Based Interventions 162

Case Study: Moses-Tourette Syndrome 167

Concluding Comments 178

Chapter 8 Traumatic Brain Injury 181

Definition 181

Course and Prognosis 184

Evidence-Based Interventions 193

Case Study: Gage-Traumatic Brain Injury 198

Concluding Comments 206

Chapter 9 Childhood Cancer 207

Definition 207

Etiology 209

Course and Prognosis 211

Evidence-Based Interventions 217

Case Study: David-Lymphocytic Leukemia 220

Case Study: Jay-Astrocytoma 228

Concluding Comments 236

Chapter 10 Epilepsy 237

Definition 237

Etiology 239

Course and Prognosis 240

Evidence-Based Interventions 246

Case Study: Zoey-Complex Partial Seizures with Temporal Lobe Origin 251

Case Study: Lane-Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (Epileptic Aphasia) 260

Concluding Comments 272

Chapter 11 Cerebrovascular Disease: Focus on Sickle Cell Disease 273

Definition 273

Etiology 274

Course and Prognosis 275

Evidence-Based Interventions 279

Case Study: Lania-Sickle Cell Disease without Stroke 281

Case Study: Jed-Sickle Cell Disease with Stroke 294

Concluding Comments 305

Chapter 12 Low Birth Weight 307

Definition 307

Etiology 307

Course and Prognosis 309

Evidence-Based Interventions 317

Case Study: Emily-Extremely Low Birth Weight 322

Concluding Comments 332

Chapter 13 Environmental Toxin Exposure 335

Definition and Etiology 335

Course and Prognosis 341

Evidence-Based Interventions 346

Case Study: Demetric-Lead Exposure 347

Concluding Comments 357

Chapter 14 Neurotoxins, Pregnancy, and Subsequent Disorders 359

Definition and Etiology 359

Course and Prognosis: FASD and Illicit Drugs 366

Case Study: Caleb-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 368

Course and Prognosis: Antiepileptics and FVS 377

Case Study: Keisha-Fetal Valproate Syndrome 378

Evidence-Based Interventions 384

Concluding Comments 385

Chapter 15 Chromosomal Anomalies 387

Autosomal Abnormalities: Down Syndrome 387

Fragile X 392

Williams Syndrome 397

Angelman Syndrome 403

Prader-Willi Syndrome 407

Case Study: George-Angelman Syndrome 413

Sex Chromosome Disorders 417

Case Study: Walter-Noonan Syndrome 424

Concluding Comments 431

Chapter 16 Neurocutaneous Disorders 433

Neurofibromatosis 433

Case Study: Gino-Neurofibromatosis Type 1 438

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 448

Case Study: Hector-Tuberous Sclerosis 452

Sturge-Weber Syndrome 463

Case Study: Juliana-Sturge-Weber Syndrome 466

Concluding Comments 475

Chapter 17 Metabolic Disorders 477

Type 1 Diabetes 477

Case Study: Sam-Type 1 Diabetes 484

Phenylketonuria 494

Case Study: Vinnie-PKU 499

Mucopolysaccharide Disorders 512

Concluding Comments 514

Chapter 18 Looking Back, Looking Forward 517

Assessment to Intervention Planning in Pediatric Neuropsychology 517

Summary of Intervention Issues 525

Conclusion and Future Directions 527

References 529

Author Index 687

Subject Index 709

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