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Treating Neurodevelopmental Disabilities : Clinical Research and Practice - Janet E. Farmer

Treating Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Clinical Research and Practice

By: Janet E. Farmer (Editor), Jacobus Donders (Editor), Seth Warschausky (Editor)

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Grounded in current best practices, this unique volume describes how to intervene effectively to promote the optimal health and functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Leading scientist-practitioners discuss the psychosocial aspects of a range of acquired and congenital disorders and how they can be targeted in assessment and treatment. Presented are innovative approaches to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges; enhancing participation in social activities and school; and facilitating family problem solving. Particular attention is given to ways that psychologists, health professionals, and educators can collaborate to meet children's changing rehabilitation needs over the course of development.

'This is an important book that is unique both in its coverage of common neurodevelopmental disabilities, including visual, hearing, and motor impairments, and in its emphasis on evidence-based practice. The book will be a useful reference for pediatric neuropsychologists, applied developmental psychologists, and other professionals working in the fields of pediatric rehabilitation and developmental disabilities, and will also be a valuable text for graduate students and advanced trainees in those fields. The editors and contributors are actively involved in research and clinical practice, so the chapters are very well informed and represent the state of the art in assessment and intervention.' - Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

Overview
Introduction to Childhood Disabilityp. 3
Psychological and Social Aspects of Childhood Disability
Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 23
Spinal Cord Injuryp. 42
Early Medical Risks and Disabilityp. 61
Physical Impairments and Disabilityp. 81
Chronic Illness and Neurodevelopmental Disabilityp. 98
Hard-of-Hearing, Deafness, and Being Deafp. 119
Visual Impairmentsp. 132
Innovative Treatment Strategies
Pediatric Family-Centered Rehabilitationp. 149
Interventions to Support Families of Children with Traumatic Brain Injuriesp. 170
Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitationp. 186
Students with Acquired Brain Injury: Identification, Accommodations, and Transitions in the Schoolsp. 208
Social Integration of Children with Physical Disabilitiesp. 234
Empirically Based Interventions for Children with Autismp. 249
Systems Interventions for Comprehensive Carep. 269
Cultural Perspectives in Pediatric Rehabilitationp. 289
Epiloguep. 309
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9781593852467
ISBN-10: 1593852460
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1