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Neurocognitive Development: Disorders and Disabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444641489

Neurocognitive Development: Disorders and Disabilities, Volume 174

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Anne Gallagher Christine Bulteau David Cohen Jacques L. Michaud
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444641489
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 9th November 2020
Page Count: 426
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Table of Contents

Section I. Specific Neurodevelopmental Disorders
1. Developmental coordination disorder
2. Language disorders
3. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
4. Developmental dyslexia: a new look at clinical features and brain mechanisms
5. Learning disabilities: developmental dyscalculia
6. Borderline intellectual functioning
7. Nonverbal dysfunction syndrome
8. Memory dysfunctions
Section II. Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders
9. Intellectual disability
10. Autism spectrum disorder
11. Epilepsy
12. Multidimensional impairments
Section III. Assessment of Neurodevelopment: Methods and Tools
13. Interdisciplinary assessment
14. Sensory assessment: neurophysiology in neonates and neurodevelopmental outcome
15. Neurologic assessment
16. Psychiatric assessment
17. Neuropsychological assessment
18. Structural neuroimaging
19. Functional magnetic resonance imaging
20. Clinical neurophysiology: research methods and event-related potential components as assessment tools
21. New technologies and future trends
Section IV. Patient Care, Rehabilitation and Long-Term Outcomes
22. Multidisciplinary treatment plan for challenging behaviors in neurodevelopmental disorders
23. The therapeutic alliance between the child, parents and health professionals
24. Principles of early intervention
25. Cross-modal plasticity and central deficiencies: the case of deafness and the use of cochlear implants
26. Cognitive remediation for neurodevelopmental disabilities
27. Education for students with neurodevelopmental disabilities – resources and educational adjustments
28. Quality of life of children and families



This is one volume of a two-volume work on neurocognitive development, focusing separately on normative and non-normative development. The disorders and disabilities volume focuses on disorders of intellectual abilities, language, learning memory as well as psychiatric developmental disorders. The developmental aspects of neurological diseases in children is also covered. Chapters discuss when and how these disorders develop, the genetics and neurophysiology of their operation, and their evaluation and assessment in clinical practice. Assessment, treatment, and long-term outcome are provided as well as advances in methods and tools for assessment.

This book will serve as a comprehensive reference to researchers in cognitive development in neuroscience, psychology, and medicine, as well as to clinicians and allied health professionals focused on developmental disabilities (child neurologists, pediatric neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists.)

Key Features

  • Summarizes research on neurocognitive developmental disorders and disabilities
  • Includes disorders of intellectual abilities, language, learning, memory, and more
  • Separately covers developmental aspects of neurological diseases in children
  • Features advances in methods and tools of assessment
  • Reviews patient care, rehabilitation, and long-term outcomes
  • Provides interdisciplinary information of use to both researchers and clinicians


Researchers in neuroscience and neurology, psychology, psychiatry, and medical neurologists


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About the Series Volume Editors

Anne Gallagher

Dr. Anne Gallagher, pediatric neuropsychologist, holds a Canada Research Chair in Child Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging. She is an Associate Professor at the Université de Montréal and the head of the Neurodevelopmental Optical Imaging Lab (LIONlab) at CHU Sainte-Justine. She conducts translational and interdisciplinary research work on language development and multimodal neuroimaging aiming to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants and children born prematurely or with various clinical conditions including epilepsy and congenital heart disease. Using NIRS-EEG, her research has pioneered the development of innovative presurgical imaging techniques that are now routinely used in young patients.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal; Director, Laboratoire d’Imagerie Optique en Neurodéveloppement (LIONLAB), CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Christine Bulteau

Dr. Christine BULTEAU-PEYRIE is pediatric neurologist and child neuropsychologist and associated member at the Memory, Brain and Cognition Laboratory (MC2Lab, EA 7536), Institute of Psychology Sorbonne Paris Cité University, France. She graduated in 1991 as Pediatrican with Honors after which she moved to Paris and did a residency in Pediatric Neurology with Pr Olivier DULAC at Saint Vincent de Paul hospital, Paris Descartes University. During her neuropediatric training she made clinical research in childhood epilepsy (Pr DULAC, Dr CHIRON), child neuropsychology (Pr JAMBAQUE) and child psychiatry (Pr MARCELLI). She obtained a Master Degree in Cognitive Sciences from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS/Paris) and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Paris Descartes University. Since 2000, she is working at Rothschild Foundation Hospital in Paris in the pediatric neurosurgery department and she is head of the comprehensive program for neuropsychological assessment in pediatric epilepsy surgery. Her research activity is about the patients who are candidate for hemispherotomy. Since 2003, she has worked actively in the pediatric epilepsy surgery task force (ILAE) and was member of the Commission Surgical Therapy (ILAE: 2013-2017) and participate to national training in childhod epilepsy and child neuropsychology as well as international training in pediatric epilepsy surgery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pediatric Neurosurgery Department, Rothschild Foundation Hospital, Paris, France; Memory, Brain and Cognition (MC2 Lab, EA 7536), Institute of Psychology, Sorbonne Paris Cite University, France

David Cohen

David Cohen is Professor at Sorbonne University and head of the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris. He is also member of the lab Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotiques - ISIR (CNRS UMR 7222) within the team Perception, Interaction and Social Robotics. His group runs research programs in the field of autism spectrum disorder and learning disabilities, childhood onset schizophrenia, catatonia and severe mood disorder. He supports a developmental and plastic view of child psychopathology, at the level of both understanding and treatment (see He was President of the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) 2012 congress. Besides his work as child psychiatrist, he also has artistic activities (see

Affiliations and Expertise

Chef du Service de Psychiatrie de l'Enfant et de l'Adolescent, Hopital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, APHP Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

Jacques L. Michaud

Jacques L. Michaud is a medical geneticist and scientist at CHU Sainte-Justine and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurosciences at Université de Montréal. He has developed a research program on neuro-developmental disorders that integrates the discovery of their genetic causes, Dthe functional study of the associated genes and the development of therapeutic strategies. Dr. Michaud is the Director of the Quebec Center for Clinical Genomics, which provides genomic testing for the Quebec health care system, and Director the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.

Affiliations and Expertise

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, QC, Canada