2nd Edition

Pediatric Neuropsychology
Research, Theory, and Practice

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ISBN 9781606234655
Published December 9, 2009 by Guilford Press
540 Pages


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Book Description

The most comprehensive, authoritative reference of its kind, this acclaimed work examines a wide range of acquired, congenital, and developmental brain disorders and their impact on children’s neuropsychological functioning. Leading experts present state-of-the-art knowledge about how each condition affects the developing brain; the nature and severity of associated cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments; and effective approaches to clinical evaluation and treatment planning.

New to This Edition
*Reflects significant scientific advances.
*An additional coeditor, Bruce F. Pennington.
*Chapters on math, reading, and language disabilities; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; autism; and intellectual disabilities.
*Medical disorders not covered in prior edition: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis; tuberous sclerosis; childhood stroke; and fetal alcohol syndrome.
*A chapter on evidence-based neuropsychological interventions.

Table of Contents

I. Medical Disorders

1. Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Jack M. Fletcher and Maureen Dennis

2. Children with Very Low Birthweight or Very Preterm Birth, H. Gerry Taylor

3. Childhood Epilepsy, Michael Westerveld

4. Pediatric Brain Tumors, M. Douglas Ris and Richard Abbey

5. Traumatic Brain Injury, Keith Owen Yeates

6. Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and Childhood Multiple Sclerosis, Vicki Anderson, Ben Deery, Rani Jacobs, and Andrew J. Kornberg

7. Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Anna Byars

8. Perinatal Stroke, Joan Stiles, Ruth D. Nass, Susan C. Levine, Pamela Moses, and Judy S. Reilly

9. Environmental Toxicants, Kim N. Dietrich

10. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Sarah N. Mattson and Linnea Vaurio

II. Neurodevelopmental Disorders

11. Math Disabilities, Marcia A. Barnes, Lynn S. Fuchs, and Linda Ewing-Cobbs

12. Reading Disability, Robin L. Peterson and Bruce F. Pennington

13. Specific Language Impairment, Margaret, J. Snowling and Marianna E. Hayiou-Thomas

14. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Erik G. Willcutt

15. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sally Ozonoff

16. Intellectual Disability Syndromes, Carolyn B. Mervis and Angela E. John

III. Clinical Assessment and Intervention

17. Maxims and a Model for the Practice of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Ida Sue Baron

18. Interventions for Children with Neuropsychological Disorders, Stephen M. Kanne, Maureen O’Kane Grissom, and Janet E. Farmer

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Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, ABPP-CN, is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His influential research focuses on the outcomes of childhood brain disorders, especially traumatic brain injury (TBI). A recently published bibliometric analysis indicates that Dr. Yeates has authored more of the top 100 most-cited papers in pediatric TBI than any other researcher. Dr. Yeates is the inaugural Chair of the Canadian Concussion Network and is Editor-in-Chief of Neuropsychology. He has served as President of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of the American Psychological Association) and the International Neuropsychological Society.

M. Douglas Ris, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Professor and Head of the Psychology Section in the Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine. He is also Chief of the Psychology Service at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Previously, he founded and directed the Neuropsychology Program and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research interests include the neurodevelopmental effects of exposure to environmental lead and late effects in pediatric brain tumors.

H. Gerry Taylor, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Taylor is a pediatric neuropsychologist with a background in clinical assessment of children. His research aims to better understand the effects of early neurological risks on the child and family, the neurological basis of developmental problems, and the influences of social and environmental factors on outcome.

Bruce F. Pennington, PhD, is a John Evans Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver, where he heads the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Program. He has conducted research for over 30 years on the genetics and neuropsychology of developmental disorders, including dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and intellectual disability syndromes. He is also a child neuropsychologist and has been active in clinical training and practice throughout his career.


"This valuable work not only covers the field comprehensively, but also highlights areas of unresolved controversy, and includes suggestions for future research. It will be useful for all professionals who work with children. In my upcoming course on neuroeducation, this book will be at the top of the reference list."--Martha Bridge Denckla, MD, Director, Developmental Cognitive Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"The second edition of Pediatric Neuropsychology continues the splendid tradition of the first edition. The volume will serve professionals and students alike who need to increase their understanding of the neuropsychological aspects of specific medical or neurodevelopmental disorders. The quality of each chapter is exceptional. Kudos to Yeates, Ris, Taylor, and Pennington! This is an excellent, evidence-based read."--Stephen R. Hooper, PhD, Associate Director, Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
"Since its original publication, this volume has truly set the standard for the field of pediatric neuropsychology. The second edition highlights how the field has grown over the past decade, not only in terms of assessment and research regarding cognitive deficits, but especially with regard to developmental and psychosocial outcome trajectories. It features incisive new chapters on developmental disorders and a greater integration of an interdisciplinary neuroscience perspective. This book is beyond doubt the 'go-to' text for graduate coursework and postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology, and deserves a prominent place in the bookcase of even the most seasoned practitioner."--Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP), Chief Psychologist, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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.
--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11/8/2009