Handbook of Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition

Child Neuropsychology, Part 1

Edited By

  • S. J. Segalowitz

Part I considers theoretical perspectives in bridging developmental neuroscience with child psychology, with the role of neuroscience furthering our understanding of the child's mental development, and a separate chapter outlines the importance of plasticity in this growth. Chapters also cover methodological issues arising from epidemiological perspectives and from psychometric concepts and issues. Methods for measuring biological brain function and structure and their particular application to child neuropsychological disorders are covered next, including ERP, PET, SPECT, MRI and fMRI technologies. Included is a chapter devoted to childhood seizure disorders. Separate chapters follow on neuropsychological assessment in infancy, in the preschool child, and in school-aged children. Following this are presentations on the development of motor control, including handedness, and somatosensory perception.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-50364-0

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors. 1. On the nature and scope of child neuropsychology (I. Rapin, S.J. Segalowitz). 2. The neuropsychology of normal development: developmental neuroscience and a new constructivism (S.J. Segalowitz, M. Hiscock). 3. Plasticity: mechanisms, extent and limits (R. Nass). 4. Epidemiologic perspectives on neuropsychological disorders in children (D.C. Bellinger, L.A. Rappaport et al.). 5. Electrophysiology in developmental neuropsychology (M. Steinschneider, M. Dunn). 6. The neuropsychology of childhood seizure disorders (M.T. Stowe, D.M. Masur, S. Shinnar). 7. Neuroimaging in the developmental disorders (J. Juranek, P.A. Filipek). 8. Positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in developmental disorders (D.C. Chugani, H.T. Chugani). 9. Conceptual and psychometric issues in the neuropsychologic assessment of children: measurement of ability discrepancy and change (R.D. Morris, J.M. Fletcher, D.J. Francis). 10. Neuropsychological assessment in infancy (V. Molfese, B. Price). 11. Neuropsychological assessment of the preschool child (A.G. O'Shea, B. Harel, D. Fein). 12. Neuropsychological assessment of school-aged children (S. Mattis, D.Z. Luck). 13. Behavioral fluctuations and the development of manual asymmetries in infancy: contributions of the dynamic systems approach (D. Corbetta, E. Thelen). 14. Human handedness: a biological perspective (R.A. Yeo, R.J. Thoma, S.W. Gangestad). 15. Motor soft signs and development (R.K. Deuel). 16. Somatosensory perception in children (J.E. Casey, B.P. Rourke). Subject Index