1st Edition

Clinical Disorders of Social Cognition

Edited By Skye McDonald Copyright 2022
    404 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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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.

    Chapter 1

    Introduction to social cognition

    Skye McDonald and Fiona Kumfor

    Chapter 2

    Research methodologies, brain correlates, cross-cultural perspectives

    Fiona Kumfor and Skye McDonald

    Chapter 3

    Impact of early brain insult on the development of social competence

    Vicki Anderson, Mardee Greenham, Nicholas P. Ryan and Miriam Beauchamp

    Chapter 4

    Social cognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder and neurogenetic syndromes

    Alice Maier, Nicholas P Ryan, Anita Chisholm and Jonathan M Payne

    Chapter 5

    Disorders of social cognition in adults with acquired brain injury

    Travis Wearne, Michelle Kelly and Skye McDonald

    Chapter 6

    Social cognition in psychiatric disorders

    Amy Pinkham

    Chapter 7

    Social cognition in dementia syndromes

    Stephanie Wong and Fiona Kumfor

    Chapter 8

    Social cognition in neurodegenerative diseases: Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

    Katie Osborne Crowley, Cynthia Honan and Helen Genova

    Chapter 9

    Assessing Social Cognition in adults

    Michelle Kelly, Skye McDonald and Amy Pinkham

    Chapter 10

    Assessing social cognition in children

    Louise Crowe, Simone Darling and Jennifer Chow

    Chapter 11

    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.