Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment

Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment


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Executive Function and Dysfunction: Identification, Assessment and Treatment by Scott J. Hunter

Executive dysfunction occurs in many clinical conditions and has significant impact on multiple facets of life. This book summarizes executive function and dysfunction for practitioners, researchers and educators, covering lifespan development, assessment, impact and interventions. Drawing together clinical, neurobiological and developmental viewpoints, the authors summarize the latest research findings in practical and applied terms, and review conceptual approaches to assessing and identifying executive function and dysfunction. Several chapters are devoted to practical aspects of executive dysfunction, including research-based treatment strategies, educational implications, forensic cautions and intervention resources. Executive dysfunction in ADHD, LD, MR, autism, mood disorders, epilepsy, cancer and TBI is covered, with test performance, neuroimaging and clinical presentation for these clinical conditions. The book concludes with anticipation of future work in the field. This is a key reference for medical, psychological and educational professionals who work with children, adolescents and young adults in clinical and educational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521889766
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Scott J. Hunter is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics in the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Elizabeth P. Sparrow is a clinical neuropsychologist at Sparrow Neuropsychology, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction to the volume Elizabeth P. Sparrow and Scott J. Hunter; Part I. Foundations of Executive Function/Dysfunction: 1. Models of executive functioning Scott J. Hunter and Elizabeth P. Sparrow; 2. The developmental neuropsychology of executive functions Scott J. Hunter, Jennifer P. Edidin and Clayton D. Hinkle; 3. The neurobiology of executive functions Scott J. Hunter, Clayton D. Hinkle and Jennifer P. Edidin; 4. Assessment and identification of executive dysfunction Elizabeth P. Sparrow; Part II. Executive Dysfunction in the Neurodevelopmental and Acquired Disorders: Introduction to Part II Elizabeth P. Sparrow; 5. Executive functions in disruptive behavior disorders Laura E. Kenealy and Iris Paltin; 6. Executive functions in autism spectrum disorders Lauren Kenworthy, Laura Gutermuth Anthony and Benjamin E. Yerys; 7. Executive functions in intellectual disability syndromes Kelly Janke and Bonnie Klein-Tasman; 8. Executive functions in pediatric movement and motor control disorders Emily J. Helder and Tory L. Larsen; 9. Executive functions in learning disorders Laura A. Barquero, Lindsay M. Wilson, Sabrina L. Benedict, Esther R. Lindström, Heather C. Harris and Laurie E. Cutting; 10. Executive functions in mood and anxiety disorders Jennifer P. Edidin and Scott J. Hunter; 11. Executive functions in childhood epilepsy Frank A. Zelko and Lev Gottlieb; 12. Executive functions in pediatric cancer Marsha Nortz Gragert and Lisa S. Kahalley; 13. Executive functions in human immunodeficiency virus Sharon Nichols; 14. Executive functions and neurotoxic exposure Jill Kelderman; 15. Executive functions after congenital and prenatal insults Jillian M. Schuh and Scott J. Hunter; 16. Executive functions in acquired brain injury Cynthia Salorio; Part III. Applications: 17. Empirical status regarding the remediation of executive skills Beth Slomine, Gianna Locascio and Megan Kramer; 18. Educational implications of executive dysfunction Lisa A. Jacobson and E. Mark Mahone; 19. Executive functions, forensic neuropsychology, and child psychiatry: opinions, cautions, and caveats Scott J. Hunter, Niranjan S. Karnik and Jennifer P. Edidin; 20. Reflections on executive functioning Elizabeth P. Sparrow and Scott J. Hunter.

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