Child Neuropsychology

Assessment and Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Authors: Teeter Ellison, Phyllis Anne, Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret

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Child Neuropsychology guides therapists and neurologists toward common goals: early, accurate diagnosis and finely focused interventions across disciplines. By analyzing the affects of brain development on children and adolescents’ behavioral, cognitive, learning, and psychosocial abilities and deficits, this groundbreaking volume brings vital perspectives to assessment and treatment. Leading experts Ellison and Semrud-Clikeman start with the basics of child clinical neuropsychology and functional neuroanatomy, taking readers through examination protocols and assessment instruments to treatment planning and methods.

In this volume, the authors address the full range of neurodevelopmental pathologies, from learning disabilities to autism, ADHD to CNS disorders, traumatic brain injury to fetal alcohol syndrome. Child Neuropsychology demonstrates an integrated transactional model of rehabilitation and intervention strategies, showing how families and school personnel can collaborate with mental health and medical professionals for effective therapy with lasting results. Inside this volume, readers will discover:

  • Comprehensive overviews of the effects of biogenic and environmental factors on brain development.
  • An in-depth guide to assessment batteries and diagnostic procedures.
  • An integrative framework modeling targeted collaborative intervention.
  • Discussions of effective medical, behavioral, and social/educational treatments.
  • Richly detailed case studies applying the authors’ methods to child and teen-aged clients with dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, TBI, and seizure disorders.
  • Valuable tables, charts, and reference lists.

For clinical child practitioners as well as for advanced students, Child Neuropsychology contains the essential tools needed to meet the complex challenges of diagnosing and treating brain-based illnesses.


About the authors

Anne Teeter Ellison teaches courses on assessment and interventions for personality, social, and emotional functioning; pediatric psychology in urban settings; and professional and historical issues in school psychology. Ellison has published several books on neuropsychiatry and neurodevelopment disorders of childhood, developmental interventions for ADHD, and adults with ADHD. Presently, she serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Learning Disabilities, as chair for the editorial board of Attention, and as secretary for the executive board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (Ch.A.DD.).
Ellison’s recent grant activity includes innovative assessments in mathematics funded through the National Science Foundation, and increasing social competence of adolescents in multicultural, urban schools, funded through the UWM Urban Research Center. Ellison is developing innovative interventions for increasing academic and behavioral competencies in urban middle school students and is exploring the unmet mental health needs of children in urban schools. Ellison came to UWM in 1980 after completing her doctorate at Northern Arizona University and her internship at the Institute for Child Development.
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also Program Director of the School Psychology Program. Formerly, she was on the Neurology faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. Before becoming a university educator, Dr. Semrud-Clikeman worked as a school psychologist for 14 years in Wisconsin. She continues to maintain a consulting and neuropsychological practice part time.
Dr. Semrud-Clikeman received her Ph.D. in School Psychology with specialization in neuropsychology and psychopathology from the University of Georgia in 1990. She hold an M.S. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1974) and completed her undergraduate degree at Concordia College, Moorhead MN (1972).
Currently, Dr. Semrud-Clikeman is also authoring a neuropsychological screening test for school psychologists for ProEd. In addition, she has presented at numerous national international conferences (including NASP and APA 2004 meetings) as well as an invited speaker for the Neuropsychology Group of the New York Academy of Sciences. She has also developed several workshops for school psychologists, including Introduction to Neuropsychology and Traumatic Brain Injury. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Learning Disabilities (Sage Publications; quarterly) and School Psychology Quarterly (Guilford Publications for APA Division 16).

Reviews

From the reviews:

"In child neuropsychology, the purpose is to present current information from the scientific bench to practicing clinicians about neurological and psychiatric diseases and validated treatments. … the book is intended for pediatric neuropsychologists, but pediatric neurologists, child psychiatrists, and other psychologists may find it of interest as well. Certainly it would be appropriate for students of these disciplines. … It may be a suitable and worthwhile purchase for students testing the waters of child neuropsychology … ." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2008)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Neuropsychological Assessment Approaches and Diagnostic Procedures

    Pages 78-106

  • Severe Neuropsychiatric and Externalized Disorders of Adolescence and Childhood

    Pages 107-134

  • Neuropsychological Intervention and Treatment Approaches for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders

    Pages 217-240

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Neuropsychology
Book Subtitle
Assessment and Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-47672-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-47672-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 330
Additional Information
Originally published by Allyn and Bacon, 1997
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