Cognition and Behaviour in Childhood Epilepsy – Chapter 2: Introductory Remarks on Neuropsychological Testing in Childhood Epilepsy (ebook)


Chapter 2 РIntroductory Remarks on Neuropsychological Testing in Childhood Epilepsy

Neuropsychological evaluation of epilepsies considers everything that is essential or necessary for being able to identify specific abilities that are dysfunctional in children with a given type of epilepsy. Neuropsychological assessment seeks to evaluate adaptive behavioural deficits and abnormal developmental trajectories by considering key variables, including the type, number, combination and degree of any cognitive deficits, the presence or absence of associated or contributory impairments, the known or suspected aetiology, and the significance of any ability-related strengths. The aim is to be able, whenever possible, to suggest adequate measures for rehabilitation.

About the book

For many parents, cognitive and behavioral comorbidities, such as ADHD, autism and intellectual disability, are the real burden of childhood epilepsy. This title offers concrete guidance and treatment strategies for childhood epilepsy in general, and for the comorbidities associated with each epilepsy syndrome and their pathophysiology. The book is written by experts in the field with an important clinical experience, while chapters by clinical neuropsychologists provide a strong theoretical background.

Readership: Epileptologists, Paediatric Neurologists, Paediatricians and Neuropsychologists.