Pediatric Neurotoxicology

Academic and Psychosocial Outcomes

  • Cynthia A. Riccio
  • Jeremy R. Sullivan

Part of the Specialty Topics in Pediatric Neuropsychology book series (STPN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cynthia A. Riccio, Morgan B. Drake, Jeremy R. Sullivan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Lynn T. Singer, Meeyoung O. Min, Adelaide Lang, Sonia Minnes
    Pages 51-76
  4. David W. Loring, Elizabeth E. Gerard, Kimford J. Meador
    Pages 91-105
  5. Josephine Power, Megan Galbally, Andrew Lewis
    Pages 107-125
  6. Genny Carrillo, Ranjana K. Mehta, Natalie M. Johnson
    Pages 127-141
  7. Victor Villarreal, Maria J. Castro
    Pages 143-165
  8. Natalie M. Johnson, Genny Carrillo, Ranjana K. Mehta
    Pages 167-180
  9. Jeremy R. Sullivan, Cynthia A. Riccio
    Pages 181-191
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


Pediatric Neurotoxicology

Academic and Psychosocial Outcomes


Cynthia A. Riccio and Jeremy R. Sullivan, editors



This comprehensive guide details the harmful effects of a wide range of neurotoxins on the developing brain, emphasizing cognitive, academic, emotional, and behavioral outcomes. It describes the mechanisms involved as neurotoxicity impacts the brain during pre- and postnatal exposure to alcohol, nicotine, prescription and street drugs, and environmental and chemical toxins. These robust findings are compatible with current understanding of neurodevelopment, and with current technological and other methods of identifying damage to children’s brain-behavior structures and functioning. In addition, contributors identify factors that may reduce negative outcomes as well as offer recommendations for interventions and preventive strategies.


Included in the coverage:


    <  Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: academic and psychosocial outcomes.
  •   In utero exposure to nicotine, cocaine, and amphetamines.
  •   Psychotropic medication in pregnancy: focus on child outcomes.
  •   Neurocognitive effects of pesticides in children.
  •   Exposure to lead and other heavy metals: child development outcomes. 
  •   The academic and psychosocial impact of air pollution on children.

Pediatric Neurotoxicology synthesizes cross-disciplinary findings and clinical insights to benefit neuropsychologists, pediatricians, clinical social workers, child and school psychologists, and other professionals working to improve development and functioning in this underserved [ok?] child population.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Cynthia A. Riccio
    • 1
  • Jeremy R. Sullivan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Institute of NeuroscienceTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

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