Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-30
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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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.

Author Biography

Jennifer A. N. Apps, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, pediatric neuropsychologist, and Assistant Director for Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Apps specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with comorbid emotional and neurological disorders. She received her PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and completed post-doctoral training at Children's Hospital of Dallas. Her primary research interests are in the area of pediatric Bipolar Disorder. She has published several articles in professional journals and frequently gives both professional and educational lectures on pediatric mental health issues.Robert F. Newby, Ph.D. is Associate Professor, pediatric Neuropsychologist, and Co-Director of the Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological and learning disorders. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Center in Madison. He has a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Newby's primary research interests have been in dyslexia, reading disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He has published articles in professional journals, book chapters, and a book for parents; he has received research grants from several foundations. Dr. Newby is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association.Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A. is Chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Roberts is a career scientist funded by the National Institutes of Health, and a nationally recognized scholar and leader in ethics, psychiatry, medicine, and medical education. Before coming to Milwaukee, Dr. Roberts served as a Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Institute for Ethics at the University of New Mexico, where she completed her psychiatry training and then remained on faculty for 8 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Academic Psychiatry and serves as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for many scientific journals. Dr. Roberts has received numerous awards for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching, and has been an invited speaker for over 100 presentations, workshops and seminars. A dedicated writer, she has written extensively on topics including clinical and research ethics, informed consent, clinical medicine, educational scholarship, end-of-life care, physician and medical student health care.

Table of Contents

Dangers of Childhood: Neurological Disorders
Beating the Odds: Prematurity and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalusp. 3
Never, Ever Shake a Baby: Pass It Onp. 13
Grand Larceny in the First Grade: Traumatic Brain Injury in the School-Aged Yearsp. 23
A Slippery Descent: Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 33
Steamrolled: Sports-Related Concussionsp. 43
Bad Signs: Sickle-Cell Disease and Strokep. 51
Life Interrupted: Medulloblastomap. 59
The Mystery of the Falling Grades: Seizure Disorderp. 69
When Half a Brain is Better than One: Recurrent Seizuresp. 77
Pathological Left-Handedness: Stroke and Seizuresp. 87
Moving Forward: Psychotherapy with a Youth After Brain Injuryp. 97
Family Matters: Psychosocial Factors on Neuropsychological Outcomep. 109
Dog Attack: Physical Trauma with Associated Brain Injuryp. 121
Back to Life: Anoxic Brain Damage in a Near Drowningp. 129
How It Can All Go Wrong: Developmental Disorders
The Energizer Bunny Meets Shirley Temple: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Typep. 141
"He is not Working up to Potential": Atypical Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Executive Weaknessesp. 151
Sorting Sounds: Reading Disability with Phonological Awareness Deficitp. 159
Well Compensated But Never Quite Solved: Lingering Dyslexiap. 167
Emily Confronts Her Fiercest Bear: Word Reading Disorder with Naming Speed and Phonological Deficitsp. 175
A Tale of Two Assessments: Reading Fluencyp. 191
Lost in Space: Nonverbal Learning Disabilityp. 201
Beyond Diagnosis: Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorderp. 217
When Quirks and Quick Learning Create a Quandary: Mild Autismp. 231
On Eggshells: Pediatric Bipolar Disorderp. 245
It Helps to Know Genetic Basis: Williams Syndrome as an Example of Cognitive Disabilityp. 255
Mixed Bag: Tics, Compulsions, and Morep. 267
Things that Go Bump in the Night: Interesting Questions and Controversies for Our Field
A "Sensational" Way to Understand and Serve Children: Illustration of a Sensory Processing Modelp. 281
Sense and Sensibility: Relating Behavior Control Issues with Self-Regulation of Sensory Inputp. 295
Elusive, Inclusive, or Conclusive? (Central) Auditory Processing Disorderp. 307
A Little of This, A Little of That: (Central) Auditory Processing Disorderp. 325
A Hunt for the Elusive Neuropsychological Impairment: Conversion Disorderp. 335
A Mystery of Perplexing Symptoms: Neuropsychological Assessment in a Case of Dysautonomiap. 343
Description of Tests and Reported Scoresp. 351
Indexp. 357
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