Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults by Dilip R. PatelNeurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults by Dilip R. Patel

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults

byDilip R. PatelEditorDonald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar

Hardcover | March 23, 2011

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Increasingly more and more children with developmental disabilities survive into adulthood. Pediatricians and other clinicians are called upon to care for an increasing number of children with developmental disabilities in their practice and thus there is a need for a practical guide specifically written for paediatricians and primary care clinicians that addresses major concepts of neurodevelopmental pediatrics. In the United States, the specialty training leading to a conjoint board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, requires a total of 6 years of training (2 years of pediatrics, 1 year of neurology, 18 months of child neurology, 18 months of neurodevelopmental disabilities). As of December 2006, in the US, there were 241 pediatricians and 55 child neurologists certified in the subspecialty of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Thus most of the children with developmental disabilities are seen by pediatricians and therefore it is important for these pediatricians to be well informed of common issues in the field. The 60,000 or so pediatricians in the United States (and hundreds more in other countries) are the main target audience for a practical book on neurodevelopmental pediatrics.
Dilip R Patel, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAACPDM, FACSM, is professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. He is a full time teaching faculty member in the Pediatric Residency Program at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Med...
Title:Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Care for Children and Young AdultsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:495 pagesPublished:March 23, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940070626X

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Table of Contents










Clinical care for children and young adults

Patel DR, Greydanus DE, Omar HA, Merrick J, eds





I Leslie Rubin, MD


Chapter 1

Neurodevelopmental disabilities: Introduction and epidemiology

Dilip Patel and Joav Merrick


Chapter 2      

Basic concepts of developmental diagnosis

Dilip Patel


Chapter 3      

Psychological assessment and testing

Margo Adams Larsen, Erin Tentis-Berglund, Robin Joseph and Helen D Pratt


Chapter 4      

Inborn errors of metabolism

Manmohan Kamboj


Chapter 5      

Genetic evaluation in developmental disabilities

Helga Toriello


Chapter 6      

Neurodevelopmental aspects of common genetic syndromes

Helga Toriello


Chapter 7      

Autism spectrum disorders

Ahsan Nazeer


Chapter 8      

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Donald E Greydanus


Chapter 9      

Sleep in children and adolescents with neurobehavioral disorders

Bantu Chhangani and Donald E Greydanus


Chapter 10    

Learning disabilities

Helen D Pratt and Donald E Greydanus


Chapter 11    

Intellectual disability

Dilip Patel and Joav Merrick


Chapter 12    

Developmental language disorders

Nikola Nelson


Chapter 13    

Disorders of speech and voice

Helen Sharp and Stephen M Tasko


Chapter 14    

Tic disorders

Donald E Greydanus


Chapter 15    

Medical management of cerebral palsy

Nancy N Dodge


Chapter 16    


Dilip R Patel


Chapter 17    

Pain in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Lynn Breau, Meir Lotan and Jeffrey L Koh


Chapter 18    

Visual impairment

Katherine Bergwerk


Chapter 19    

Impact of neurodevelopmental disorders on hearing in children and adolescents

Bharti Katbamna and Teresa Crumptom


Chapter 20    

Sexuality and gynecological care

Donald E Greydanus and Hatim Omar


Chapter 21    

Dental aspects

Ilan Feldberg and Joav Merrick


Chapter 22    

General medical care of individuals with developmental disabilities

Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad


Chapter 23    

Principles of team care for children with developmental disabilities

Dilip Patel and Helen D Pratt


Chapter 24    

Working with the family and care givers

Helen D Pratt



Chapter 25

Allied health professionals and intellectual disability: Moving towards independence

Meir Lotan


Chapter 26    


Gary Diamond and and Yehuda Senecky


Chapter 27    

Palliative care and end-of-life issues

Joav Merrick and Mohammed Morad


Chapter 28    

Transition from child oriented to adult oriented health care

Dilip R Patel and Donald E Greydanus


Chapter 29    

Psychosocial functioning in youth with chronic illness

John A Yozwiak, Regan E Settles and Rachel F Steffens


Chapter 30

Parents and siblings

Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel and Mohammed Morad


Chapter 31


Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel and Mohammed Morad




Chapter 32

About the editors


Chapter 33

About Michigan State University College of Human Medicine


Chapter 34

About Division of Adolescent Medicine University of Kentucky


Chapter 35

About National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Jerusalem, Israel









Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Experts in this field provide a current review of specific topics in developmental disabilities in children and young adults in this book. . It seems to be targeted at residents and general practitioners likely to be called upon to treat these patients within their practice. It provides a good basic reference for this purpose. . This is a very readable and useful source of information for the management of children with developmental disorders within a general practice." (Michael G. White, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2012)"A very useful book for pediatricians, developmental health professionals, pediatric neurologists and psychologists. . This volume reviews in 31 chapters the diagnosis, discusses the wide spectrum of pathology as part of a series of diseases and body systems, as well as outcomes and counseling." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (1), September, 2011)