Developmental Neuropsychology by Otfried SpreenDevelopmental Neuropsychology by Otfried Spreen

Developmental Neuropsychology

byOtfried Spreen, Anthony H. Risser, Dorothy Edgell

Paperback | January 1, 1995

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A thorough revision of Human Developmental Neuropsychology, this book is the most detailed and complete overview of child neuropsychology available today. It begins with a brief introduction to the nervous system, including an up-to-date review of theories of lateralization and sexdifferences. The second part presents a discussion of newborn and infant assessment, critical periods, disconnection syndromes and other relevant issues in developmental neuropsychology. The next section deals with disorders of development, such as anoxia, malnutrition and head trauma, in detail.The final part offers a comprehensive discussion of functional disturbances, including neurological soft signs, attentional disorders, language disorders, and emotional and behavioral disorders. New to this edition are a chapter on newborn and infant assessment and a chapter on cognitive developmentin relation to brain functions. The text also includes new information on attentional syndromes, infant HIV infection and Tourette's syndrome, among many other topics.
Otfried Spreen is Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria. Dorothy Edgell is a Child Clinical Neuropsychologist at Queen Alexandra Center for Children's Health, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Victoria.
Title:Developmental NeuropsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 6.57 × 9.25 × 1.22 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195067371

ISBN - 13:9780195067378

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Table of Contents

PART I: Early-Life Neural and Cognitive Development1. Principles of Neural Development2. Chronology of Gross Neural Development3. Development of Functional Systems4. Cerebral Organization5. Cognitive DevelopmentPART II: Issues in Developmental Neuropsychology6. Newborn and Infant Assessment7. Critical Periods, Plasticity and Recovery of Function8. Disconnection Syndromes9. Classification, Epidemiology, and Research DesignsPART III: Disorders of Development and Their Consequences10. Chromosomal and Genetic Disorders11. Structural Abnormalities12. Prematurity and Low Birth Weight13. Infections14. Toxic Damage15. Nutritional Disorders16. Anoxic Episodes17. Traumatic Brain Injury18. Focal Neurological Disorders19. Convulsive Disorders20. Hemispherectomy and Other Surgical ManipulationsPART IV: Disturbances of Function21. Soft Neurological Signs and Their Significance22. Attentional Disorders and Hyperactivity23. Motor, Sensorimotor, and Praxis Disorders24. Visual Disorders25. Auditory Disorders26. Language Disorders27. Developmental Handicap28. Learning Disorders29. Psychiatric Disorders

From Our Editors

This book is the most detailed and complete overview of child neuropsychology available today.

Editorial Reviews

"This book addresses many issues relevant to those seeking a better understanding of developmental neuropsychology....Reading this book will help the [psychology] student master the vocabulary of child neuropsychology and the highlighted text makes sure that essential terminology is notoverlooked....This book fills an important niche in the library of clinical and research child neuropsychologists....This book will be taken off the shelf frequently, and considered necessary reading by those for whom it was intended."--Child Neuropsychology