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Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies

From the Exceptional to the Commonplace

  • Jennifer Niskala Apps
  • Robert F. Newby
  • Laura Weiss Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dangers of Childhood: Neurological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Amy K. Heffelfinger
      Pages 13-22
    3. Michael Sharland, Thomas A. Hammeke
      Pages 43-49
    4. Kimberly Rennie Weissgerber, Amanda Epping
      Pages 51-58
    5. Peter L. Stavinoha
      Pages 59-68
    6. Lynn Bennett Blackburn
      Pages 69-76
    7. Elizabeth N. Adams
      Pages 87-95
    8. Jennifer Niskala Apps
      Pages 121-128
    9. John M. Oestreicher
      Pages 129-137
  3. How It Can All Go Wrong: Developmental Disorders

  4. Things that Go Bump in the Night: Interesting Questions and Controversies for Our Field

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 351-364

About this book

Introduction

Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies:

From the Exceptional to the Commonplace.

Edited by Jennifer Niskala Apps, Robert F. Newby, and Laura Weiss Roberts, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies combines an evidence-based guide to frequently seen neurological and developmental disorders in children with compelling case histories, highlighting the uniqueness of every young client—and the skills involved in providing effective evaluation and treatment for every client—to create an innovative, one-of-a-kind resource.

The book’s chapters, which can be read in sequence or in order of interest, offer typical and complex presentations of a broad range of developmental and acquired conditions including ADHD (combined, inattentive), traumatic brain injury (with age- and region-specific cases), psychiatric disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, systemic infections, reading and nonverbal disabilities, sensory and auditory problems, seizure disorders, and genetic disorders. Readers will appreciate the balance of coverage, whether it’s between mainstream and alternative treatments or neurological and psychosocial aspects of a case. A chapter that highlights the interaction between neuropsychological assessment and on-going therapeutic interventions is also included.

Helpful features in this practitioner-friendly volume are designed to enhance the reader’s clinical comprehension, analytical thinking, and decision-making skills:

  • Glossaries explain terminology essential to the cases.
  • Common differential diagnosis issues are discussed.
  • Relevant research findings and test data are reviewed for each chapter.
  • Treatment recommendations are featured from best practice and emerging areas of study.
  • Charts, tables, and callout boxes emphasize critical information.

With intriguing chapters like "On Eggshells" and "Beating the Odds," Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies is instructive and challenging reading for novice and seasoned professionals in neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry, child psychologists and psychiatrists, school and counseling psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists.

Keywords

Akne Baby Developmental Disabilities Neurological Disorders Neuropsychological disorders Neuropsychology case studies attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) brain injury development neuropsychology pediatric Neuropsychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Niskala Apps
    • 1
  • Robert F. Newby
    • 2
  • Laura Weiss Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral MedicineMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Departments of NeurologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78965-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6080-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78965-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site