Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention

Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents: Assessment and Intervention

by Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
     
 

This clearly written book provides a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents, with a focus on school-based assessment and intervention strategies. Reviewing basic neuroanatomy, the book first discusses the functional problems and areas of learning difficulty that typically arise from different types of injury. It also

Overview

This clearly written book provides a comprehensive overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents, with a focus on school-based assessment and intervention strategies. Reviewing basic neuroanatomy, the book first discusses the functional problems and areas of learning difficulty that typically arise from different types of injury. It also explores associated emotional challenges and issues facing families. Frequently utilized assessment tools and techniques are described, with suggestions for testing that can be completed by practitioners without extensive neuropsychological training. A detailed framework is then presented for facilitating the student's successful reintegration into the regular or special education classroom. Topics covered include developing the Individualized Educational Program; creating effective home school partnerships; and implementing specific academic, behavioral, and environmental interventions. Two extended case studies and many additional illustrative examples enhance the practical utility of the volume.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This fine volume should be on the shelf of all neuropsychologists who see children, as well as child clinical psychologists and school psychologists. There is a wealth of instructive and practical information in this well-written and accessible book that has not been covered in this depth in any other work."—Nancy Nussbaum, PhD, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Austin Neurological Clinic, Austin, Texas

"As an attorney specializing in medical malpractice cases that focus on pediatric brain injury, I review and evaluate traumatic brain injury cases on a daily basis. This book offers an excellent introduction to the leading edge of research, evaluation, and treatment in this complex area. It provides readers not only with the neuroanatomical knowledge needed to understand the clinical implications of brain injury, but also with the tools to assess the profound impact of this injury on the individual, family, and educational system. Comprehensive, intelligent, and readable."—Mark R. Mueller, JD, Mueller Law Offices, Austin, TX

"This book offers a thorough yet concise introduction to childhood traumatic brain injury. The breadth of content makes it an ideal resource for school practitioners involved in assessment and consultation. Even experienced practitioners will find useful information to guide their work with this population. In addition, students in graduate-level general neuropsychology courses will find it a valuable supplementary text."—Mike Havey, EdD, Coordinator, School Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306868
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Guilford School Practitioner Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
211
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her master's degree from the University of Wisconsin/n-/Madison and her doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman was a school psychologist in Wisconsin for 13 years prior to beginning her doctoral education. She completed a neuroscience fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School and received the early career award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology in 1999 for her contributions in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Semrud-Clikeman's current interests include the neuroanatomical and neuropsychological underpinnings of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and developmental disorders, interventions, and issues in the training of school psychologists.

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