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Neurocognitive Development: Disorders and Disabilities, Vol 174. Handbook of Clinical Neurology

  • ID: 5018901
  • Book
  • November 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 1020 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This is one of a two volume work on neurocognitive development, focusing separately on normative and non-normative development. The disorders and disabilities volume focuses on disorders of intellectual abilities, language, learning memory as well as psychiatric developmental disorders. The developmental aspects of neurological diseases in children is also covered. Chapters discuss when and how these disorders develop, the genetics and neurophysiology of their operation, and their evaluation and assessment in clinical practice. Assessment, treatment, and long-term outcome are provided as well as advances in methods and tools for assessment.

This book will serve as a comprehensive reference to researchers in cognitive development in neuroscience, psychology, and medicine, as well as to clinicians and allied health professionals focused on developmental disabilities (child neurologists, pediatric neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists.)

  • Summarizes research on neurocognitive developmental disorders and disabilities
  • Includes disorders of intellectual abilities, language, learning, memory, and more
  • Separately covers developmental aspects of neurological diseases in children
  • Features advances in methods and tools of assessment
  • Reviews patient care, rehabilitation, and long-term outcomes
  • Provides interdisciplinary information of use to both researchers and clinicians
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Part 1: Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Pediatric Population 1. Mental Retardation 2. Language Disorders 3. ADHD 4. Executive Disorders 5. Learning Disabilities 6. Memory Dysfunctions 7. Dyspraxia / Disorder of Motor Coordination 8. Non-verbal Dysfunction Syndrome 9. Conduct Disorders (opposition, aggressive behavior...) 10. Emotional Disorders (anxiety, depression, phobia) 11. Autism Spectrum Disorder 12. Psychosis and pervasive disorders 13. Prognosis Factors on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
The effects of age, lesion (side, extension, type), and drugs 14. The Concept of Heterogeneity in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Part 2: Childhood Neurological Diseases as Models of Neuropsychological Development 15. Prematurity 16. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 17. Perinatal Exposure to Neurotoxic Agents 18. Down Syndrome 19. Williams Syndromes 20. Epilepsy 21. Traumatic Brain Injury 22. Shaken Baby Syndrome 23. Vascular Disorders 24. Tumors 25. Psychiatric Disorders

Part 3: Assessments of Neurodevelopmental Disability: Methods and Tools 26. Interdisciplinary Assessment 27. Sensory Assessment 28. Neurologic Assessment 29. Psychiatric Assessment 30. Neuropsychological Assessment 31. Structural Neuroimaging 32. Functional Neuroimaging 33. Electrophysiology 34. Genetics 35. Other Investigations (lumbar puncture, biomarkers) 36. New Technologies and Future Trends

Part 4: Patient Care, Rehabilitation and Long-Term Outcomes 37. Impact of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities on Schooling 38. Education for Students with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities 39. Cultural Differences in School Systems and Impacts on Diagnosis 40. Cognitive Remediation 41. The Therapeutic Alliance between the Child, Parents and Health Professionals 42. Adult Patient Care (Transition from pediatric to adult care, from children to adult life) 43. Employment and Family Life

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