Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies

From the Exceptional to the Commonplace

Editors: Apps, Jennifer Niskala, Newby, Robert F., Weiss Roberts, Laura (Eds.)

  • First book to utilize a case study approach in neuropsychology where the focus is entirely pediatric but not limited to one etiology
  • Several chapters provide clinical case studies exemplifying innovative areas of diagnosis and treatment
  • Colorful, intriguing chapter titles ranging from the exceptional to the ordinary
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About this book

Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies:

From the Exceptional to the Commonplace.

Edited by Jennifer Niskala Apps, Robert F. Newby, and Laura Weiss Roberts, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies combines an evidence-based guide to frequently seen neurological and developmental disorders in children with compelling case histories, highlighting the uniqueness of every young client—and the skills involved in providing effective evaluation and treatment for every client—to create an innovative, one-of-a-kind resource.

The book’s chapters, which can be read in sequence or in order of interest, offer typical and complex presentations of a broad range of developmental and acquired conditions including ADHD (combined, inattentive), traumatic brain injury (with age- and region-specific cases), psychiatric disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, systemic infections, reading and nonverbal disabilities, sensory and auditory problems, seizure disorders, and genetic disorders. Readers will appreciate the balance of coverage, whether it’s between mainstream and alternative treatments or neurological and psychosocial aspects of a case. A chapter that highlights the interaction between neuropsychological assessment and on-going therapeutic interventions is also included.

Helpful features in this practitioner-friendly volume are designed to enhance the reader’s clinical comprehension, analytical thinking, and decision-making skills:

  • Glossaries explain terminology essential to the cases.
  • Common differential diagnosis issues are discussed.
  • Relevant research findings and test data are reviewed for each chapter.
  • Treatment recommendations are featured from best practice and emerging areas of study.
  • Charts, tables, and callout boxes emphasize critical information.

With intriguing chapters like "On Eggshells" and "Beating the Odds," Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies is instructive and challenging reading for novice and seasoned professionals in neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry, child psychologists and psychiatrists, school and counseling psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists.

About the authors

Jennifer A. N. Apps, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, pediatric neuropsychologist, and Assistant Director for Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Apps specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with comorbid emotional and neurological disorders. She received her PhD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and completed post-doctoral training at Children’s Hospital of Dallas. Her primary research interests are in the area of pediatric Bipolar Disorder. She has published several articles in professional journals and frequently gives both professional and educational lectures on pediatric mental health issues.

Robert F. Newby, Ph.D. is Associate Professor, pediatric Neuropsychologist, and Co-Director of the Neuropsychology Division of the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with neurological and learning disorders. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Center in Madison. He has a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Newby’s primary research interests have been in dyslexia, reading disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. He has published articles in professional journals, book chapters, and a book for parents; he has received research grants from several foundations. Dr. Newby is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association.

Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A. is Chairman and Charles E. Kubly Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Roberts is a career scientist funded by the National Institutes of Health, and a nationally recognized scholar and leader in ethics, psychiatry, medicine, and medical education. Before coming to Milwaukee, Dr. Roberts served as a Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the Institute for Ethics at the University of New Mexico, where she completed her psychiatry training and then remained on faculty for 8 years. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Academic Psychiatry and serves as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for many scientific journals. Dr. Roberts has received numerous awards for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching, and has been an invited speaker for over 100 presentations, workshops and seminars. A dedicated writer, she has written extensively on topics including clinical and research ethics, informed consent, clinical medicine, educational scholarship, end-of-life care, physician and medical student health care.

Reviews

From The Clinical Neuropsychologist: "What sets this book apart from the rest is that it provides a series of unique learning tools that both the student and professional will find beneficial. … a must for any pediatric neuropsychologist providing clinical training to students … an excellent resource for practitioners and trainees alike." Amy V. Davis, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Volume 23, Issue 7 October 2009 From Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: "It was a bold and important decision by the editors to provide space for the discussion of topics such as sensory integration and central auditory processing disorder, which raise the passions of advocates on both sides of the issues.… Case studies are presented in a narrative style that is engaging and easily accessible … ideal for those in training or practicing early in their careers, as it will provide them with exposure to a wide variety of disorders, and the basic assessment tools and intervention strategies associated with these diagnoses." - Nancy L. Nussbauma, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16:397-398

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Beating the Odds: Prematurity and Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

    Koop, Jennifer I.

    Pages 3-11

  • Never, Ever Shake a Baby: Pass It On

    Heffelfinger, Amy K.

    Pages 13-22

  • Grand Larceny in the First Grade: Traumatic Brain Injury in the School-Aged Years

    Romain, Jonathan E.

    Pages 23-31

  • A Slippery Descent: Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury

    Stavinoha, Peter L.

    Pages 33-42

  • Steamrolled: Sports-Related Concussions

    Sharland, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pediatric Neuropsychology Case Studies
Book Subtitle
From the Exceptional to the Commonplace
Editors
  • Jennifer Niskala Apps
  • Robert F. Newby
  • Laura Weiss Roberts
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78965-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78965-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-78964-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6080-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 366
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