Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children

Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children

1st Edition - April 11, 2020

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  • Editors: Darlyne Nemeth, Janna Glozman
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195451
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215364

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Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children: Understanding Clinical Applications Post Luria and Reitan defines what executive functions are, discusses differences in executive functioning between normative children and those with special education needs, identifies how best to perform neuropsychological assessments of executive function using both qualitative and quantitative measures, and presents the best treatment interventions for improvement. The book makes special note of the contributions of A.R. Luria, from Russia, and Ralph M. Reitan, from the US as the "fathers" of modern neuropsychology to help readers understand current advances in theory and clinical applications relating to executive function.

Key Features

  • Describes executive functioning in normative and special needs children
  • Outlines the contributions of Luria and Reitan, relating them to current developments in executive function
  • Integrates qualitative and quantitative assessment measures
  • Covers ADHD and executive functioning
  • Includes children of all ages through teens


Clinical Psychologists, research psychologists in cognitive and developmental psychology

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Contributions of Reitan and Luria to Developmental Neuropsychology and to the Understanding of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children
    Janna Glozman and Darlyne G. Nemeth
    2. Heritage of Reitan and Luria to 21st Century Developmental Neuropsychology
    Joaquim M. Quintino-Aires, Sr.
    3. Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Measures with Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention
    Janna Glozman
    4. Combining Lurian and Psychometric Measures in Evaluation of Executive Functions in ADHD
    Irina Shevchenko
    5. Ralph M. Reitan and the Clinical Interpretation of Child Neuropsychological Test Data
    Arthur M. Horton
    6. Executive Functions Defined
    Darlyne G. Nemeth and Kayla Mckenzie Chustz
    7. Understanding “Hot and Cold” Executive Functions in Children and Adolescents
    Darlyne G. Nemeth and Kayla Mckenzie Chustz
    8. Preparing Children to Learn through Early Intervention
    Carla Annuate and Edna Maria Severino Peters Kahhale
    9. Involving Parents in the Complex Process of Verbal Communication and Remediation
    Nataliya Karopova and Elena Nikolaeva
    10. Formation of Higher Mental Functions in Children with Special Needs in Social Interaction
    Vitaly Rubtsov and Andrey Konokotin
    11. Laying the Framework for Developing Executive Functions in Tweens with Learning Disabilities
    Fernando Pastrana, Patricia A. McElroy, Scott Johnson, Kayla Mckenzie Chustz and Darlyne G. Nemeth
    12. Rekindling Executive Functions in Environmentally Traumatized Children and Adolescents
    Judy Kuriansky & Darlyne G. Nemeth
    13. Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children with Complex Medical Concerns
    Traci W. Olivier
    14. When Medication May Be Helpful
    John A. Flatt & Darlyne G. Nemeth
    15. Implications for the Future
    Darlyne G. Nemeth and Janna Glozman

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 11, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195451
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215364

About the Editors

Darlyne Nemeth

Darlyne G. Nemeth, Ph.D., M.P., M.P.A.P., an accomplished clinical, medical, and neuropsychologist, has a broad-spectrum practice at the Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana (NCLA). Dr. Nemeth was among the first medical psychologists in Louisiana to obtain prescriptive authority. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and served on the APA Council of Representatives for two terms 2010-2016. Dr. Nemeth served as one of the World Council for Psychotherapy’s (WCP) United Nations (UN) Nongovernmental Organization’s (NGO) Delegates for 10 years and was Vice President for the U.S. Chapter of WCP for 3 terms. She is currently serving as WCP’s Co-Secretary General. As an expert in group dynamics, Dr. Nemeth has been nationally and internationally recognized for her Hurricane Anniversary Wellness Workshops, which were offered to the victims/survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the summer of 2006. The results of these workshops were presented at the 2013 Meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) in New Orleans, LA. Anniversary Wellness Workshop Training Programs were also conducted in China at the 2008 WCP Meeting and in Australia at the 2011 WCP Meeting. In August, 2014, Dr. Nemeth gave the Keynote Address on Psychological Leadership in the Event of Environmental Trauma at the WCP Meeting in Durban, South Africa. In, 2016, South Louisiana experienced a Great Flood causing thousands to be displaced. Emotional Resiliency Workshops were developed and conducted by Dr. Nemeth, who is also an Environmental Psychologist, to help children, adolescents, and adults coping with this major disaster. In March, 2003, Dr. Nemeth was the lead author on a book titled, Helping Your Angry Child published by New Harbinger. She served as the Lead Editor for the 2012 book, Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planet, published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger, and the 2015 anthology, Ecopsychology Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection, also published by ABC-CLIO/Praeger. In 2012, she was the lead author on an anniversary wellness workshop article that was published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (IJGP). Dr. Nemeth then published an article in 2013 in Ecopsychology on preparing individuals and communities for hurricane anniversary reactions. Dr. Nemeth served as Director of Neuropsychology at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Services for five years. While there, Dr. Nemeth developed a Hope Therapy Group Program for Brain-Injured Adults, which was presented at the 2013 AGPA meeting in New Orleans. She was also the lead author on an article outlining this process, which was published in IJGP in January, 2015. In 2016, Dr. Nemeth was invited to give two keynote addresses at the First Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century in Moscow, Russia: 1) Building Individual and Community Resilience in This Age of Depression and Environmental Trauma and 2) The Influence of Perception on Our Mental Health and Well-being. Subsequently, Dr. Nemeth has been invited to serve on the Organizing Committee for the Second World Congress on Mental Health in Moscow, Russia in 2018. Dr. Nemeth obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Music and Radio/Television Broadcasting, a Master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Higher Education: Student Personnel, a second Master’s degree and a doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in Clinical Psychology, and a Post-Doctoral Master’s degree from the California School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Besides being active in the practice of clinical, medical, & neuropsychology, and psychopharmacological management, Dr. Nemeth has written chapters on the history of psychotherapy in the United States, anger management for children, and pediatric medical psychopharmacology. Dr. Nemeth serves as an externship advisor/mentor for future psychologists. For her outstanding efforts, Dr. Nemeth was given the 2010 Distinguished Psychologist award by the Louisiana Psychological Association (LPA). She currently serves on LPA’s Executive Committee, and is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), where she has obtained recognition as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), the Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society (LGPS), and the Louisiana Academy of Medical Psychologists (LAMP). Dr. Nemeth maintains membership in the International Neuropsychology Society and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has also served as a member and Vice Chair of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Her Web site is www.louisiananeuropsych.com.

Affiliations and Expertise

Private Practice, Neuropsychology Center of Louisiana, LLC, USA

Janna Glozman

Janna Glozman is leading researcher and Professor of Psychology at Moscow State University, Russia and Research Director of the Center of Developmental Neuropsychology, Moscow, Russia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Moscow State University Psychology Department; Research Director of Moscow Center of Developmental Neuropsychology, named after Luria; President of the International Association of Applied Neuropsychology (ISAN)

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