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New Frontiers in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

An Evidence Base for Clinical Practice, 1st Edition

By Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson, Miriam Beauchamp, Keith Yeates


194 pages

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New Frontiers in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury provides an evidence base for clinical practice specific to traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained during childhood, with a focus on functional outcomes. It utilizes a biological-psychosocial conceptual framework consistent with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, which highlights that biological, psychological, and social factors all play a role in disease and children’s recovery from acquired brain injury. With its clinical perspective, it incorporates current and past research and evidence regarding advances that have occurred in outcomes, predictors, medical technology, and rehabilitation post-TBI.

This book is great resource for established and new clinicians and researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who work in the field of pediatric TBI, including psychologists, neuropsychologists, pediatricians, and psychiatrists.


All neuropsychologists working with brain injured children should read this book. It is helpful, informative, interesting and often fascinating. There is a wealth of information contained in its pages, including the important and rarely addressed issue of the evolution of the brain injured child into adulthood.

– Barbara A. Wilson, founder of the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Ely, United Kingdom

This volume provides an essential update of advancements in understanding the outcomes, predictors, and needs of children with traumatic brain injuries. Written by key authorities in the field, it is a must-have resource for professionals who serve this special population.

– H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. I: Prevention, Prevalence and Mechanisms in Pediatric TBI. 2. Epidemiology of Pediatric TBI. 3. Pathophysiology of Pediatric TBI. II: Clinical Guidelines and Management, Assessment, Rehabilitation And Intervention. 4. Management and Guidelines. 5. Assessment of Pediatric TBI. 6. Rehabilitation / Intervention of Pediatric TBI. III: Evidence Base-Outcomes and Predictors Following Pediatric TBI. 7. Outcomes from Childhood To Adulthood. 8. Clinical Case Studies. 9. Translational Practices and Conclusions.

About the Authors

Dr. Cathy Catroppa is an educational and developmental psychologist, a Research Fellow of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia, and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychological Sciences and Paediatrics, University of Melbourne.

Dr. Vicki Anderson is Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Director of Critical Care and Neurosciences Research at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Miriam Helen Beauchamp is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Montreal and Researcher at the St. Justine Hospital Research Centre, where she leads the ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory.

Dr. Keith Owen Yeates is Professor of Psychology, University of Calgary, where he is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

About the Series

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology/Routledge Continuing Education Series

The AACN/Routledge Continuing Education Series publishes authored and edited volumes containing a blend of cutting-edge primary research and practical/professional material for clinicians, researchers, and students of clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology.

Each volume is written or edited by leading scholars in the field and is specifically designed to assist readers in advancing their relevant research or professional activities in clinical neuropsychology.

Volumes in this series have been selected because they provide one or more of the following:

  • overview of a core or emerging area of concern to clinical neuropsychologists;
  • in-depth examination of a specific area of research or practice in clinical neuropsychology;
  • update of a neglected or controversial clinical application;
  • information pertaining to relevance of a new interdisciplinary discovery/technique to neuropsychological function; or
  • current ethical matters and other professional considerations in the application of new knowledge or methods to the understanding of neuropsychological functions.

AACN Online System

Any licensed psychologist who reads one of the books in the AACN/Routledge series will be able to earn CE credits by reading designated books and completing an online quiz.

To Receive Online Credit:

  • Read one of the CE-designated books in its entirety
  • Access the CE quiz online at the AACN website
  • Register for the specific book for which you wish to receive CE credit, and
  • Complete all questions on the quiz.

The estimated time to read the book and complete the related quiz is determined by the length of each book, which also determines the number of possible credits.

The cost of CE credits is noted on the AACN website, and is reduced for AACN members and affiliates. Credit will be awarded to individuals scoring 80% or higher on the quiz. Participants will receive an immediate confirmation of credits earned by email.

CE Accreditation Statement

AACN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AACN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology