Paediatric Neuropsychology within the Multidisciplinary Context

Booth, Murphy, and Zebracki present exciting new critical insight on neuropsychological theory and its influence on clinical practice in this accessible and forward-looking publication. With new research and theory on brain-behaviour relationships supported by instructive case studies, this Practical Guide demonstrates how neuroscience and other important factors are driving clinical formulation in paediatric neuropsychology. Rather than being constricted by conventional pathology, this book invites the reader to consider typical and atypical development as nuanced processes. The content serves to inform readers on assessment and intervention for children with commonly occurring and rare conditions, which require close and complex multidisciplinary collaboration.

• Fully encompasses sensory processes, cognitive processes, and other critical factors (internal and environmental) that influence conceptualisation and intervention.
• Multidisciplinary and international team of co-authors (clinicians, and academic experts) ensuring the synthesis of research and clinical perspectives.
• Process-orientated approach with direct and relevant suggestions for assessment, diagnosis and development of excellent, evidence-based intervention strategies.
• Chapter-by-chapter case vignettes to bring the theory into practice.
• An index of critical measures for quick reference.

Readership 

An essential resource for early-career paediatric neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, paediatric neurologists, neurodisability and community paediatricians, and specialist nurses.

Author podcast

SINDA: Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment

Is there a way to accurately predict neurodevelopmental disability within the first year of life? Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment (SINDA) has been developed as a screening instrument for infants aged 6 weeks to 12 months corrected age, to assist early detection of infants at high risk of neurodevelopmental disorders. It is the first developmental instrument to allow a comprehensive (360-degree) approach including “all” dimensions of development. With assessment in less than 10 minutes, SINDA can be used quickly in virtually any environment and requires only simple equipment.

  • A truly concise neurodevelopmental assessment tool for infants in the first year.
  • Holistic three scale approach: neurological, developmental, and socio-emotional scales.
  • Assessment in less than 10 minutes for the neurological scale, which is also reliable and predicts neurodisability well.
  • Highly illustrated with figures and over 160 video-clips (available from www.mackeith.co.uk) allowing the application of SINDA without a training course.

Readership 

An essential resource for health professionals working in the field of early detection and early intervention, i.e., paediatricians, developmental paediatricians, neonatologists, child neurologists, paediatric physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, psychologists and educationalists.

Author podcast

In this podcast, Mijna Hadders-Algra discusses their upcoming title with us, SINDA: Standardized Infant NeuroDevelopmental Assessment with Karen Horridge.

Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease in Childhood

The field of stroke and cerebrovascular disease in children is one in which there has been much recent research activity, leading to new clinical perspectives.

This book for the first time summarizes the state of the art in this field. A team of eminent clinicians, neurologists and researchers provide an up-to-the-minute account of all aspects of stroke and cerebrovascular disease in children, ranging from a historical perspective to future directions, through epidemiology, the latest neuroimaging techniques, neurodevelopment, comorbidities, diagnosis and treatment. The authors’ practical approach to the clinical problems makes this essential reading for practising clinicians. It will also be of interest to researchers in the field.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 11

The Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood epilepsy, characterised by a sudden or gradual loss of ability to understand or express language.

Written by two world-renowned  authorities on childhood epilepsy, this book is aimed at the large range of professionals involved in the diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of children on the Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum (EAS). The book includes vivid first-hand accounts of the impact of language loss by adults who have grown up with LKS.

Readership

Epileptologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists and trainees in those areas.

Full Book Review
Read the full book review by Michael Absoud and Gillian Baird published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

The Floppy Infant

This book is devoted to the recognition and diagnosis of the floppy infant syndrome. It includes a review of some of the more important causes and provides a practical approach to the assessment and management such children require.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine N0. 76

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

‘This is clearly the most authoritative and contemporary statement of current knowledge yet published.’ H. Sarnat, Foreword

Tuberous sclerosis is the prototype of a category of malformations uniquely characterized by disturbances in cellular differentiation and growth. It presents with a complex association of different neurological phenotypes, including seizures, cognitive impairments and autism. It is important not only because it is a relatively common hereditary neurological disease with high morbidity, but because it has implications in other pathological processes, such as dysplasia and neoplasia, hamartoma formation and other disturbances in morphogenic processes.

This book correlates new genetic data and basic science, covers clinical presentation, reviews the historical background and current diagnostic criteria, and deals with the recent advances in neuropathology, molecular genetics and neurobiology which give a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease.

Readership

Paediatricians and child neurologists will find this book uniquely useful.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 6

Visual Impairment in Children due to Damage to the Brain

The increased awareness of cerebral visual impairment in children, combined with improved recognition of its wide ranging manifestations, has led to its recognition as the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world. Yet the subject is in its infancy, with very little published to date. Information on this complex topic has been needed by all disciplines working with disabled children for many years.

This ambitious book links the work of authors from many of the major research teams in this field, who have made significant contributions to the literature on the subject of cerebral visual impairment and provide a structured amalgam of the viewpoints of different specialists.  The book contains some very novel concepts, which will be of great practical value to those who care for children with visual impairment due to brain injury. Summaries of the more specialist chapters as well as clear diagrams and a glossary have been provided to increase the book’s accessibility to a broader readership.

This is an exciting and important field, to which this book makes a major contribution.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 186

Vitamin-Responsive Conditions in Paediatric Neurology

This book, in the International Child Neurology Review series, is the first authoritative synthesis of the role of vitamin treatments in children with neurological disorders.

It covers all the conditions seen in paediatric neurology that are treatable by vitamin supplementation and consists of up-to-date, concise reviews by an international group of experts in their specific fields. They cover: biotinidase deficiency; the role of vitamins in the developing nervous system, mitochondrial disorders and autism; homocysteinuria; conditions responsive to vitamin E or riboflavin; disorders of folic acid and vitamin B12 metabolism; folinic acid responsive seizures, and all aspects of pyridoxine-dependent and pyridoxine-responsive seizures.

It is the first time that clinical and data research in this field has been drawn together in one source, making available previously unpublished material. This is a unique data resource for anyone involved in the care of children with vitamin-responsive neurological disorders.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 4

Shaking and Other Non-accidental Head Injuries in Children

The Research Programme on Shaken Baby Syndrome in Edinburgh is internationally recognised for its prominent ongoing research into the epidemiology, bio-mechanics, primary and secondary brain insults, neuroradiological aspects, medical-social aspects, and neurodevelopmental and neuropsychometric sequelae of shaking a baby. In this book, a highly distinguished team of experts from the programme present the clinician with the latest findings on the syndrome, covering the diagnosis of the syndrome itself and the long-term disability that results which, unlike other forms of child abuse associated with psychological scars, is also associated with a high degree of life-long physical and intellectual disability. This will be invaluable reading for all professionals concerned with diagnosing and treating this syndrome.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 162

Peripheral Neuropathy in Childhood, 2nd Edition

Peripheral neuropathies are diseases which affect the neuromuscular apparatus between the muscles or sensory receptors and connections in the spinal cord and the brain. They affect approximately 20-30% of children attending neuromuscular clinics.

Uniquely, this text deals exclusively with such disorders in children and draws together the rapidly expanding but widely scattered knowledge in the field. It is a highly practical text, written by clinical neurologists with long experience in physiology, histopathology and management of neuropathy. This second edition retains the basic structure of its successful predecessor and continues to be liberally illustrated with real case histories. However, extensive revisions and expansion of the text have enabled it to encompass the major developments, including recent advances in molecular biology and therapy of metabolic and inflammatory neuropathies.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 2