Pre-order now! 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.

Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management

Vision impairment is a long-term condition caused by disorders of the eye, optic nerve, and brain. Using evidence-based knowledge, theory, and research, this book provides practical guidance for practitioners who are involved in the care and management of children with long-term vision impairment and disability. The book is divided into four sections following the ICF-CY model: (1) eye disorders, vision and brain, (2) child development and learning from birth to older childhood, (3) habilitation, orientation, reading and assistive technologies and (4) social relationships and participation in everyday contexts. 

  • International team of experts present up to date vision and neuroscience research and assessment and management approaches.
  • Multidisciplinary approaches for improving function, learning and activity in children with vision impairment.
  • New approach to childhood vision impairment with a focus on assessment, function and participation.
  • Covering all vision disorders and levels of vision impairment, including eye disorders, cerebral vision impairment and complex disability.

Readership

A useful resource for developmental/and neurodisability paediatricians and clinicians including clinical, neuro- and educational psychologists, occupational therapists,  speech and language therapists, physiotherapists; paediatric ophthalmologists and eye clinic staff;  mobility/ habilitation specialists, educationalists of vision impairment and others; community family support and social care workers.

Author Podcast

In this podcast, co-editors Naomi Dale, Jenefer Sargent, and Alison Salt discuss their upcoming December publication with us, Children with Vision Impairment: Assessment, Development, and Management

Author Q&A 

In this Q&A published by Teachwire in SENCO magazine 2021, Co-editor Professor Naomi Dale talks about her book Children with Vision Impairment. 

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The Hemiplegia Handbook

Childhood hemiplegia affects up to one child in 1000. It is a condition affecting one side of the body caused by damage to the brain before, during or soon after birth (congenital hemiplegia) or later in childhood (acquired hemiplegia).

Until now there has been no book giving an overview of childhood hemiplegia for the people who are most affected by it – the children and young people themselves, and their parents, families, friends and teachers, as well as the professionals working with them on the management of their condition.

This highly accessible guide provides this overview, giving the background to how and why hemiplegia happens in children, outlining the different approaches to therapy, and setting out guidance on how to support the child or young adult with hemiplegia. It is practically orientated, answering many of the questions posed by families, carers and members of the interdisciplinary team involved with the children. It is invaluable both for parents and for medical and allied professionals.

  • Highly readable, practically orientated collaboration between a parent and a paediatrician
  • Accessible, straightforward explanations of nervous system development, what can go wrong, and the management options
  • Helpful overview of the practicalities of supporting the child or young adult with hemiplegia
  • Clearly outlines the different approaches to therapy
  • Valuable both for parents and carers and for the multidisciplinary team working with the child

Readership

Parents and carers; community health multidisciplinary teams; paediatricians (especially general and community); education professionals and social service interdisciplinary teams.

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Tics and Tourette Syndrome

Roger Freeman is considered a world expert in developmental neurology. In this book he shares his vast experience on tic disorders in an informal but highly informative style. He discusses recent advances in the identification and management of tic disorders that many clinicians may be unfamiliar with. Multiple illustrative case histories address many of the mistaken assumptions about tics that are made in everyday clinical practice. Extensive reference lists provide a rich resource for the both the clinician and the researcher.

Readership

Paediatricians working in neurodisability and child development, child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologist, neurologists and other health professionals who manage patients with tic disorders.

Complete Book Review

Read the full book review by Tammy Hedderly published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

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.

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Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy

Practical Guide

This book is a practical resource for physiotherapists and occupational therapists who support people with cerebral palsy, helping them to solve the problems with movement and other impairments that so often accompany cerebral palsy, so that they can be more active and better able to participate in roles such as study, work, recreation and relationships.

The first chapters provide the background to the clinical reasoning approach that informs the whole text, as well as an overview of therapeutic interventions.

The subsequent chapters present clinical situations that therapists will encounter in the course of their work with individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan.

Each chapter describes a case in detail, including the reasoning behind assessment and treatment choices, interventions and outcomes.

The themes emphasized throughout the book are the use of the clinical reasoning approach of the intervention process model, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework to help therapists inform patient and family decision-making, family-centred approaches in developing and implementing therapeutic strategies, and multidisciplinary team work.

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press

Management of neurological disorders presenting in infancy poses many challenges for clinicians. Using a symptom-based approach, and covering a wide range of scenarios, the latest edition of this comprehensive practical guide provides authoritative advice from distinguished experts.  It now includes revised coverage of disease prevention, clinical assessment, and promotion of neurodevelopment.

  • Well-structured chapters begin with key messages, common errors, and when to worry, for ease of use at the point of care.
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary and holistic care while avoiding over-investigation and over-treatment, using an evidence-based approach, to promote quality of life.
  • Features practical road maps for most clinical scenarios.
  • Covers the rapidly developing fields of cranial imaging and genetic testing.
  • Extra coverage of tropical diseases such as Zika virus infection, malaria, and immune-mediated encephalitis.
  • Additional links to videos and other online resources.

Readership

This book will be useful for paediatric neurologists, paediatricians and other health professionals involved in the care of children with neurological problems. The emphasis on clinical assessment and inclusion of some tropical diseases renders the book relevant to all regions of the world including those where resources for health care are limited.

From the Foreword

“The book provides the reader with important tools to improve both technical and ethical aspects of acute and long-term care of the child.”

Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets

Assistant Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy Courses – see below

  • Enjoy 10% discount on the courses if you have purchased the Principles and Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy, 2nd Edition book
  • Interactive learning is aided by reflective activities and multiple-choice questions on each topic with helpful hints
  • Free access to videos and six classic paediatric neurology text books is included with the courses
  • Certificate is provided on completion, and the courses qualify for CME credits.

Measuring Walking

Practical Guide

This book is a practical guide to instrumented clinical gait analysis covering all aspects of routine service provision. It reinforces what is coming to be regarded as the conventional approach to clinical gait analysis. Data capture, processing and biomechanical interpretation are all described with an emphasis on ensuring high quality results. There are also chapters on how to set up and maintain clinical gait analysis services and laboratories. The book aims to describe the theoretical basis of gait analysis in conceptual terms. It then builds on this to give practical advice on how to perform the full spectrum of tasks that comprise contemporary clinical gait analysis.

Readership
-Professionals from either a clinical or technical background working within clinical gait analysis services.
-The extensive sections on data capture and processing will also be invaluable for those using gait analysis for research purposes.
-Clinicians receiving gait analysis reports and particularly those who base clinical decisions upon gait analysis results (e.g. orthopaedic surgeons) will find it useful in understanding where the data comes from and how it can be interpreted.
-Physiotherapists

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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