Advances in Child Neuropsychology by Dennis L. Molfese (auth.), Michael G. Tramontana Ph.D.,

By Dennis L. Molfese (auth.), Michael G. Tramontana Ph.D., Stephen R. Hooper Ph.D. (eds.)

The box of kid neuropsychology remains to be younger. It has no visible delivery­ date. consequently, we won't be certain its age with the kind of chronometric precision for which our clinical hearts may perhaps yearn. however, one landmark to which we would aspect during this connection is that the 1st systematic textbook to seem during this quarter (i. e. , Rourke, Bakker, Fisk, & Strang, 1983) isn't but 10 years outdated. Be that because it may possibly, task within the box has been turning out to be gradually, if no longer via leaps and boundaries. even if there's nowhere close to the depth of research of kids from a neuro­ mental point of view as there's of adults, there were striking systematic investigations of substantial curiosity. many of the extra im­ portant of those are offered within the present quantity. meant to supply authoritative experiences of significant substantial parts of kid neuropsychology, this sequence starts off with a quantity that comprises simply that: reports of components as various as auditory evoked re­ sponses in newborns and the behavioral results of head trauma in young ones. Methodological concerns, additionally deemed very important by means of the Editors, are dis­ stubborn in lots of the chapters contained herein. additionally, the ex­ emplary strains of programmatic examine or program within the box which are deemed to fall in the purview of this sequence also are represented during this volume.

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In the following sections we review the findings related to intellectual functions, attentional functions, memory, language, motor functions, achievement and academic performance, and behavioral/psychiatric disorders. Intellectual Functions A number of investigators have reported declines in scores on standardized tests of intelligence following head trauma. 7 and 15 years with mild, moderate, or severe head injuries were significantly below those of an age-matched normal control group. 12 years).

More studies of the relationship between MRI lesions and behavioral disorders, including memory deficits, in the pediatric age group are clearly needed. In particular, longitudinal studies of MRI lesions among pediatric head injured patients could begin to correlate deficits in maturation of behaviors with persistent areas of focal damage as well as potentially monitor the emergence of trauma-related structural anomalies. 38 Fennell and Mickle Language A rather narrow spectrum of speech and language disorders has been described following head injuries in the pediatric age group.

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