"With its comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of conditions affecting neuropsychological functioning in children and adolescents, this volume is a testament to the rapid growth of knowledge in this area. For an edited text, it is exceptionally well organized and easy to read. The book will appeal equally to scientists and practitioners; not only neuropsychologists, but also neurologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, school psychologists, educators, and other allied health professionals. I will reach for this resource frequently in my own work, and it will be of tremendous value in my teaching of interns and fellows in clinical neuropsychology." --Ann C. Marcotte, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University"There has been a paucity of texts in the area of pediatric neuropsychology, particularly frustrating in light of the rapid evolution of the field over the past decade. This volume represents a critical and comprehensive addition to the literature. Expertly addressing the major pediatric neurological and neurobehavioral disorders, the text brings together a cast of eminent scholars and clinicians. It is thorough, straightforward, and integrates current research with theory and practice. An important and defining text." --Erin D. Bigler, PhD, ABPP/CN, Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT"This book is an admirable example of the fruits of...remarkable progress....The chapters of the book cover in detail and with uncommon acumen the behavioral sequelae of neurological and non-neurological diseases of children with which neuropsychologists are frequently called upon to deal. Presenting new findings and correcting mistaken assumptions, they reflect a new and higher level of understanding and judgment; this is bound to have a salutary influence on clinical practice." --From the Foreword by Arthur L. Benton, PhD
Featuring contributions from experts, this volume provides a review of neurological and other medical conditions that affect the neuropsychological functioning of children and adolescents. The book is structured for use as both an everyday reference and teaching tool. Included are state-of-the-art descriptions of a broad range of disorders, as well as theoretical and clinical perspectives. The epidemiology, neuropathology and pathophysiology, and neuropsychological consequences of specific conditions are described. The existing scientific literature is reviewed and critiqued from conceptual and methodological perspectives, and directions for future research are suggested.