A compelling and compassionate case study approach to a broad range of neuropsychological disorders
Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Childhood and Adolescent Disorders focuses on the neuropsychological assessment and evidence-based practices available for assessing and treating children living with the etiological and neurological components of various disorders. Each chapter provides one or more case studies along with helpful background information, assessment results, and recommendations based on assessment data.
Bridging science and practice, the book reviews the scientific literature, research on clinical implications, and evidence-based treatment of such disorders as:
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
Specific Language Impairment/Dysphasia
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Low Birth Weight
Environmental Toxin Exposure
Neurotoxins, Pregnancy, and Subsequent Disorders
Each case study complements the content of each chapter by illustrating how the assessment process can inform intervention efforts for children. In addition, the cases humanize the effects of various disorders and demonstrate the usefulness of neuropsychological information in treatment and intervention planning, especially within children's educational and social contexts.