Clinical Disorders of Social Cognition
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Clinical Disorders of Social Cognition provides contemporary neuroscientific theories of social cognition in a wide range of conditions across the lifespan. Taking a trans-diagnostic approach to understanding these disorders, it discusses how they present in different conditions, ranging from brain injury to neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric conditions, and dementia.
Social cognitive disorders directly impact upon individuals’ work, leisure and social functioning. This book also collates and critiques the best and most useful assessment tools across the different disorders and coalesces research into intervention strategies across disorders to provide practical information about how such disorders can be assessed and treated so individuals can have meaningful, effective and satisfying social interactions.
This book is essential reading for clinicians who work with people with clinical disorders and who are looking for new knowledge to understand, assess and treat their clients with social cognitive impairment. It will also appeal to students and professionals in Clinical Neuropsychology, Speech and Language Pathology and researchers who are interested in learning more about the social brain and understanding how evidence from clinical conditions can inform this.
Table of Contents
Introduction to social cognition
Skye McDonald and Fiona Kumfor
Research methodologies, brain correlates, cross-cultural perspectives
Fiona Kumfor and Skye McDonald
Impact of early brain insult on the development of social competence
Vicki Anderson, Mardee Greenham, Nicholas P. Ryan and Miriam Beauchamp
Social cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurogenetic syndromes
Alice Maier, Nicholas P Ryan, Anita Chisholm and Jonathan M Payne
Disorders of social cognition in adults with acquired brain injury
Travis Wearne, Michelle Kelly and Skye McDonald
Social cognition in psychiatric disorders
Social cognition in dementia syndromes
Stephanie Wong and Fiona Kumfor
Social cognition in neurodegenerative diseases: Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
Katie Osborne Crowley, Cynthia Honan and Helen Genova
Assessing Social Cognition in adults
Michelle Kelly, Skye McDonald and Amy Pinkham
Assessing social cognition in children
Louise Crowe, Simone Darling and Jennifer Chow
Remediating social cognition
Joke Spikman, Herma J Westerhof and Anneli Cassel
Skye McDonald is a world leader in understanding social cognitive disorders after brain injury and has published 200 peer reviewed journal articles on this topic. Her interests span theory development, the development of ecologically valid assessments and the development of remediation and intervention programs.