3rd Edition

Pediatric Neuropsychology Research, Theory, and Practice

    Recognized as the definitive reference and text on the relationship between brain health and behavior in children and adolescents, this volume is now in a third edition with 75% new material, including major updates throughout and numerous new chapters. Leading experts provide a neuropsychological perspective on medical, neurological, genetic, and developmental disorders that are frequently seen in clinical practice. The volume examines the impact of each condition on the developing brain; explores associated cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments; and shows how the science translates into achieving better outcomes for children.

    New to This Edition
    *Reflects 12 years of significant research advances and the expanding role of pediatric neuropsychologists; increased attention to evidence-based intervention throughout.
    *Chapters on additional medical and neurodevelopmental conditions: pediatric stroke, congenital heart disease, type 1 diabetes, and movement disorders.
    *Section on genetic disorders: fragile X, Williams syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and Down syndrome.
    *Section on emergent and controversial conditions: nonverbal learning disabilities, dysexecutive syndrome, pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, and sluggish cognitive tempo.

    I. Introduction
    1. Back to the Future: Phenotypes, Risk, Development, Time, and Reserve as Key Concepts in Pediatric Neuropsychology, Keith Owen Yeates
    II. Medical and Neurological Disorders
    2. Pediatric Conditions with Hydrocephalus, Yuri Shishido & T. Andrew Zabel
    3. Epilepsy, Klajdi Puka & Mary Lou Smith
    4. Brain Tumors and Cancer, M. Douglas Ris
    5. Traumatic Brain Injury, Miriam H. Beauchamp & Keith Owen Yeates
    6. Stroke, Mardee Greenham, Mark T. Mackay, Anne Gordon, & Vicki Anderson
    7. Premature Birth, H. Gerry Taylor & Peter J. Anderson
    8. Congenital Heart Disease, Adam R. Cassidy
    9. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Gemma Bernes, Eileen M. Moore, Linnea Vaurio, & Sarah N. Mattson
    10. Type 1 Diabetes, David D. Schwartz & Rachel M. Wasserman
    III. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Erik G. Willcutt
    12. Speech, Language, and Reading Disabilities, Robin L. Peterson & Bruce F. Pennington
    13. Math Disability, Paul T. Cirino
    14. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kirsty L. Coulter, Mary F. S. Dieckhaus, Rebecca P. Thomas, & Deborah Fein
    15. Movement Disorders, E.Mark Mahone
    IV. Genetic Disorders
    16. Fragile X Syndrome, Andrea Schneider, Haleigh Scott, Rebecca Shields, & David Hessl
    17. Williams Syndrome, Carolyn B. Mervis & Caroline Greiner deMagalhães
    18. 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome, Renée Lajiness-O’Neill & Casey E. Swick
    19. Down Syndrome, Nancy Raitano Lee, Catherine Stephan, & Rebecca I. LaQuaglia
    V. Emergent and Controversial Conditions
    20. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    21. Dysexecutive Syndrome, Gerard A. Gioia, Peter K. Isquith, & Robert M. Roth
    22. Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome, Osman Malik, Davide Martino, & Tammy Hedderly
    23. Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Lisa A. Jacobson
    VI. Conclusions
    24. From Knowledge Base to Clinical Case, Jane Holmes Bernstein & Adam R. Cassidy


    Miram H. Beachamp, Robin L. Peterson, Douglas M. Ris, Gerry H. Taylor, Keith Owen Yeates

    "The first edition of this book quickly became a staple reference, serving as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in pediatric neuropsychology. Now in its third edition, the text has been extensively updated by an outstanding group of authors who have contributed cutting-edge, in-depth reviews of the most important neurodevelopmental and medical topics in the field. The third edition is simply superb--it is a 'must have' for researchers, graduate students and instructors, interns and fellows, early-career to seasoned clinicians, and all those preparing for board exams in neuropsychology."–Michael W. Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP-CN, Director, Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado School of Medicine

    "In this notable third edition, the expanded group of editors have updated the literature on previously discussed disorders and added chapters on a host of other conditions, ranging from congenital heart disease to various genetic syndromes. An exciting section covers emergent and controversial conditions. Throughout the third edition, there is increased appreciation of the fact that outcomes after pediatric brain insult involve not only cognition but also other important domains, such as social awareness and participation. Pediatric Neuropsychology continues to be the 'go-to' text for graduate and postgraduate training and desktop reference for scientist-practitioners in the field of developmental and neurobehavioral disorders."–Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP, Chief Psychologist, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan

    "Prior editions of this essential work were groundbreaking, and the third edition is equally so. It uses a biopsychosocial framework to integrate the many child, family, and environmental factors that influence the expression of biological risk and shape cognitive and behavioral outcomes across a wide range of acquired and neurodevelopmental conditions. The third edition incorporates recent information on genetic variability, neuroimaging findings, provisional disorders, and other cutting-edge topics. The book's organization lends itself to teaching. Most chapters have a similar structure, allowing comparison of unique and shared phenotypic features/m-/such as executive dysfunction--across disorders. Additionally, each chapter uses a developmental lens to consider the trajectories of disorders across childhood and adolescence. This volume will undoubtedly become the primary authoritative reference for students in clinical settings, as well as for psychologists wishing to update their knowledge."–Linda Ewing-Cobbs, PhD, Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

    "The third edition of Pediatric Neuropsychology provides an excellent foundational knowledge base. This book will be a helpful core text for graduate courses and for clinical practica with pediatric patients with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. The chapters present nuanced portrayals of cognitive and behavioral phenotypes for specific disorders and consider biological vulnerabilities, age of onset, developmental issues, and risk and resilience factors that interact over time."–Tricia Z. King, PhD, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University-¬†All of the chapters are written by notable experts in the field, and provide valuable information about each topic area and the current state of the research....Offers summaries and critiques of the state of the science for many of the common presenting areas seen in pediatric neuropsychology, written by the experts in our field, and is clearly a 'must-have' for students and seasoned practitioners alike. (on the second edition)--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 08/01/2010