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Developmental Neuropsychology : A Handbook with Tests - Otfried Spreen

Developmental Neuropsychology

A Handbook with Tests

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A thorough revision of Human Developmental Neuropsychology, this book is the most detailed and complete overview of child neuropsychology available today. It begins with a brief introduction to the nervous system, including an up-to-date review of theories of lateralization and sex differences. The second part presents a discussion of newborn and infant assessment, critical periods, disconnection syndromes and other relevant issues in developmental neuropsychology. The next section deals with disorders of development, such as anoxia, malnutrition and head trauma, in detail. The final part offers a comprehensive discussion of functional disturbances, including neurological soft signs, attentional disorders, language disorders, and emotional and behavioral disorders. New to this edition are a chapter on newborn and infant assessment and a chapter on cognitive development in relation to brain functions. The text also includes new information on attentional syndromes, infant HIV infection and Tourette's syndrome, among many other topics.

"Brilliant clarity....Will be welcomed by clinicians....Pediatricians, developmental neurobiologists, developmental and clinical psychologists, special educators, and naturally neuropsychologists all have much to gain from a consideration of its contents....This is an important text; it is authoritatively and exceptionally clearly written, and well-integrated with key facts. It should serve as a standard text book in courses on developmental clinical neuropsychology, exceptional children, special education, and pediatrics for years to come. Highly recommended." --Book Reviews in the Neurosciences "Truly impressive. It summarizes some 1600 references from very diverse fields and includes many goldmines of little-known material for the specialist."--Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science "Rich in information, covers a wide range of topics and provides a good neurological, pediatric, and pathological background for the neuropsychologist reader....A very useful addition to a virtually nonexistent literature." --Brain "This book should be on every shelf of every clinical psychologist interested in childhood neurological conditions and their behavioral manifestations....This is an extremely readable book, with excellent illustrations of key concepts and data, excellent typography, and a nice, non-condescending level of readability."--Perceptual and Motor Skills "This book addresses many issues relevant to those seeking a better understanding of developmental neuropsychology....Reading this book will help the [psychology] student master the vocabulary of child neuropsychology and the highlighted text makes sure that essential terminology is not overlooked....This book fills an important niche in the library of clinical and research child neuropsychologists....This book will be taken off the shelf frequently, and considered necessary reading by those for whom it was intended."--Child Neuropsychology

PART I: Early-Life Neural and Cognitive Development 1: Principles of Neural Development 2: Chronology of Gross Neural Development 3: Development of Functional Systems 4: Cerebral Organization 5: Cognitive Development PART II: Issues in Developmental Neuropsychology 6: Newborn and Infant Assessment 7: Critical Periods, Plasticity and Recovery of Function 8: Disconnection Syndromes 9: Classification, Epidemiology, and Research Designs PART III: Disorders of Development and Their Consequences 10: Chromosomal and Genetic Disorders 11: Structural Abnormalities 12: Prematurity and Low Birth Weight 13: Infections 14: Toxic Damage 15: Nutritional Disorders 16: Anoxic Episodes 17: Traumatic Brain Injury 18: Focal Neurological Disorders 19: Convulsive Disorders 20: Hemispherectomy and Other Surgical Manipulations PART IV: Disturbances of Function 21: Soft Neurological Signs and Their Significance 22: Attentional Disorders and Hyperactivity 23: Motor, Sensorimotor, and Praxis Disorders 24: Visual Disorders 25: Auditory Disorders 26: Language Disorders 27: Developmental Handicap 28: Learning Disorders 29: Psychiatric Disorders

ISBN: 9780195067378
ISBN-10: 0195067371
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 6th February 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.49  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised