Neuropsychology of Pervasive Developmental Disorders

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One out of every ten children in the U.S. is affected by a pervasive developmental disorder (PPD). This comprehensive volume examines in depth the neuropsychological foundations of these disorders, providing up-to-date, detailed information on the full range of diagnostic, assessment, and treatment tools available to help children suffering from PDDs.

With an eye to greater diagnostic clarity, leading researchers and practitioners of neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and ...

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Overview

One out of every ten children in the U.S. is affected by a pervasive developmental disorder (PPD). This comprehensive volume examines in depth the neuropsychological foundations of these disorders, providing up-to-date, detailed information on the full range of diagnostic, assessment, and treatment tools available to help children suffering from PDDs.

With an eye to greater diagnostic clarity, leading researchers and practitioners of neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology discuss the phenomena of the presentations of PDD as they correspond to their neuropsychological features. They address the neuropathological and pathophysiological bases of each presentation and how these factors correspond with functional outcomes in regard to neuropsychological, emotional, behavioral, and social outcomes. The manner by which these factors are assessed, and how that information is used to differentially diagnose, will be discussed at length, along with methods of intervention. The interdisciplinary nature of this volume will make it of interest to practitioners and researchers in the field of neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, school psychology, and clinical psychology.

Key Features:

  • Covers the full range of identified PDDs including Autism, Asberger's, Rett's Disorder, Childhood Integrative Disorder, and PDD-Not Otherwise Specified
  • Addresses multiple issues relating to PDDs including their neuropathology and psychophysiology and advances in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Includes contributions from a leading group of researchers and practitioners from neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry, and clinical psychology

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Meet the Author

Chad A. Noggle, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in Neuropsychology through the BSU Consortium and a two-year post-doctoral residency at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute at St. Vincent's Hospital with specialization in Pediatric and Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders, also to be published through Springer Publishing Company as well as the co-editor of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series. To date, Dr. Noggle has published more than 200 articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and research abstracts and has made over 80 presentations at national and international conferences in neuropsychology. He currently serves as a reviewer for a number of neuropsychology journals. Dr. Noggle is a member of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 40, 5, &16), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and International Neuropsychological Society. He is a licensed Psychologist in both Illinois and Indiana.

Raymond S. Dean, PhD, is Past President of the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of the APA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has been the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at Ball State University since 1984. As a Parachek-Frazier Research Fellow, he completed a Ph.D. in School/Child Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University in 1978. Dr. Dean completed an internship focused on neuropsychology at the Arizona Neuropsychiatric Hospital and postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has been awarded the Lightner Witmer Award by the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and both the Outstanding Contribution Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Early Contribution Award by Division 15 of the APA. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Dean served as Distinguished Visiting Faculty at the Staff College of the NIMH. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions: Clinical, Educational, School and Clinical Neuropsychology), the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychopathological Association. He also served as Editor of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of School Psychology and the Bulletin of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Dean has published some 500 research articles, books, chapters and tests, including the Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System, one of the most important and often-cited neuropsychological assessment batteries. He is co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders, also to be published through Springer Publishing Company as well as the co-editor of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series. For his work he has been recognized by awards from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Journal of School Psychology, and the Clinical Neuropsychology Division of APA.

Jon C. Thompson, PsyD, HSPP, is a clinical neuropsychologist and Director of Neuropsychology at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute and St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Thompson holds licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in Indiana. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including clinical and administrative positions, while maintaining teaching and training activities for practicum students, pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. He has remained active in research, culminating in several publications and presentations within neuropsychology. His research and clinical interests include pervasive developmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke and cerebrovascular disease, malingered memory performance, convergent validity of neuropsychological assessment instruments, special and gifted education, and program evaluation.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Foundations and Principles

Chapter 1: Classification and core symptoms of PDD's

Chapter 2: Neuropsychological Assessment

Chapter 3: PDD Specific Assessment, Inventories, and Rating Scales

Section II. Neurological Bases and Functional Outcomes

Chapter 4: Neurology and Pathophysiology of Autism

Chapter 5: Neuropsychological impact of Autism

Chapter 6: Emotional, Behavioral, and Social Disturbances of Autism

Chapter 7: Neurology and Pathophysiology of Asperger's

Chapter 8: Neuropsychological impact of Asperger's

Chapter 9: Emotional, Behavioral and Social functioning of Asperger's

Chapter 10: Neurology and Pathophysiology of Rett's Disorder

Chapter 11: Neuropsychological impact of Rett's Disorder

Chapter 12: Emotional, Behavioral and Social functioning of Rett's Disorder

Chapter 13: Neurology and Pathophysiology of CID

Chapter 14: Neuropsychological impact of CID

Chapter 15: Emotional, Behavioral and Social functioning of CID

Chapter 16: Neuropsychology of PDD-NOS

Section VI. Interventions

Chapter 17: Cognitive Interventions

Chapter 18: Behavioral control interventions

Chapter 19: Social skills training and intervention

Chapter 20: Sensory-motor interventions

Chapter 21: Academic interventions

Chapter 22: Family education and support

Chapter 23: Pharmacological Interventions

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