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.

Neurophysiological Examination of the Newborn lnfant

This book describes the application of neurophysiological examination techniques to the newborn infant, and evaluates their importance in the care of newborn babies.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine N0.120

Nutrition and Neurodisability

Feeding difficulties are common in children with neurodisability and disorders of the central nervous system can affect the movements required for safe and efficient eating and drinking. This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability. The easily accessible information on aetiology, assessment and management is informed by a succinct review of current evidence and guidelines to inform best practice.

  • Provides practical clinical strategies accessible at point of care
  • Expert topic reviews provide evidence-based approaches
  • Clinical vignettes illustrate key learning points
  • Concise summaries of key clinical guidelines
  • Identification of the Red Flags suggesting nutritional compromise
  • Emphasis on use of body composition in nutritional assessment

From the Foreword

‘The application of the knowledge provided in this new book should provide a basis for enabling persons with disabilities to take part in and enjoy any meal both in a private and a public setting.’

-Torstein Vik, Professor of Paediatrics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Readership

This book will be particularly useful for multidisciplinary professionals managing feeding, growth and nutrition in children with neurodisabilities, including paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and dietitians. The handbook will also be of interest to general practitioners, dentists, medical students and allied health professional students.

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology

Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology introduces clinical neurophysiology and its applications to the paediatric neurologist. It does not aim at being a textbook of either clinical neurophysiology or paediatric neurology, but to bridge these entities, as a handbook for the clinician. The focus is on the methods applied in the setting of a clinical neurophysiological laboratory. It will stimulate readers’ interest in paediatric clinical neurophysiology in their daily clinical work with children.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 8

Rett Syndrome

Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers.

It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most significant.

Rett Syndrome is intended to be a guide for both initial examination and in-depth study of the disorder. It is a practical text for the physician approaching the disorder for the first time and a valuable reference resource for the specialist or researcher.

Video About the Book

Watch Dr Walter Kaufmann, Editor of Rett Syndrome, discuss the book.

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Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

Sleep Disturbance in Children and Adolescents with Disorders of Development

Sleep disturbance is extremely common in the various disorders of development, be they physical or psychological in nature. It adds significantly to the burden of care but is a neglected topic and there is no single source of information to guide practice and management. In this book an international team of experts provides for the first time an integrated, comprehensive and up-to-date review of the nature and causes of sleep disorders, describing the special assessment and management considerations for each of the different developmental disorders. The book will be essential reading for all professionals working in the area of developmental disorders, and will also be of considerable interest to teachers, social workers and parents.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 155

Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult

Persons with paediatric-onset spinal cord injury also have unique developmental needs. They experience the typical ongoing challenges of each developmental stage (e.g. childhood, adolescence) as well as changes owing to their spinal cord injury.

This book is intended for clinicians of all disciplines, from those who may only occasionally care for youth with spinal cord injury to those who specialize in spinal cord injury, as well as clinical and basic researchers in the spinal cord injury field.

Topics covered include new developments in pediatric spinal cord injury research, current standards for optimal care, areas lacking scientific evidence, and recommendations for clinical practice and future research.

Readership

Developmental paediatricians, paediatric intensivists, paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, urologists, plastic surgeons, psychologists,  occupational, speech, and physical therapists, biomedical/rehabilitation engineers, nurses,  life care planners, orthotists.

Full Book Review

Read the full book review by Deborah Gaebler Spira published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series

Movement Difficulties in Developmental Disorders

This book presents the latest evidence-based approaches to assessing and managing movement disorders in children. Uniquely, children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and children with movement difficulties as a co-occurring secondary characteristic of another development disorder, including ADHD, ASD, and Dyslexia, are discussed. It will prove a valuable guide for anybody working with children with movement difficulties, including clinicians, teachers and parents.

  • Guidelines are underpinned by motor learning theory, empiricism and professional practice
  • Case studies demonstrate the adaptability of these guidelines and show how they may be applied to children of different ages, abilities, and environments
  • Includes interviews of thirteen notable clinicians and academics with intervention methodologies from around the world.

Video About the Book

Watch author Michael Wade talk about the book:

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A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Neurodevelopmental Approach to Specific Learning Disorders

This volume considers the neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, clumsiness and indeed all those learning difficulties to be found in a ‘normal’ school population with an IQ of more than 70. Specific ideas about the causes of these disorders are presented along with very practical preventative and management information which will be welcomed by a wide range of professionals with an interest in paediatrics, neurology, developmental and educational psychology.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 145

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical and Scientific Foundations

Neurodevelopmental disabilities are a common problem in child health.

This book takes a comprehensive approach to addressing these often challenging clinical diagnoses. In particular, it focuses on the two most common of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities: global developmental delay and developmental language impairment.

It seeks to put forward our present conceptualization of these entities as well as their proper evaluation and assessment and diagnosis from a variety of perspectives. It also provides details on our current understanding of the scientific basis of these disorders and their underlying causes. Issues related to medical management, rehabilitation, and eventual outcomes are also addressed in a detailed way.

The book has wide appeal to those in paediatrics, developmental paediatrics, child neurology, and paediatric rehabilitation. Its geographic appeal includes both developed and developing nations as some chapters are devoted to the particular issues faced in underdeveloped countries.

The book’s focus on both clinical and scientific aspects is invaluable in this field. It also provides extensive information in a single source relating to often-overlooked areas such as medical management, rehabilitation, public policy, and ethics.

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 10