Key issues and procedures for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have sustained traumatic brain injuries are addressed in this volume.
Different types of brain injuries and their neuropathological, neurocognitive and psychosocial consequences are described. Treatment approaches involving family and school interventions, instructional programmes and behavioural management techniques are also examined.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONSDefinitional Issues and Epidemiological CharacteristicsNeurological Foundations in Traumatic Brain InjuryPART TWO: NEUROPATHOLOGICAL MECHANISMS AND OUTCOMESNeuropathological Mechanisms and Types of InjuriesNeurocognitive and Psychosocial OutcomesPART THREE: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENTNeurological and Neurodiagnostic TechniquesNeuropsychological AssessmentSocial-Emotional and Behavioral AssessmentIntervention StrategiesIllustrative Case StudyPART FOUR: POSTSCRIPT