About this book
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.