Primate Models of Children's Health and Developmental Disabilities

Primate Models of Children's Health and Developmental Disabilities

1st Edition - October 30, 2007

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  • Editors: Thomas Burbacher, Kimberly Grant, Gene Sackett
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123737434
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554068

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Description

The rate of neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, mental retardation, hearing loss and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is rising in the United States. Although estimates of the prevalence of these disorders vary, figures from the CDC indicate that 4% of all school age children are developmentally disabled. During infancy, many important milestones in behavioral development are shared between human and nonhuman primates. Learning more about the causes of abnormal development in monkeys has provided important insights into the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental disabilities in human infants. This book documents the latest research not commonly found in other references, and provides a comprehensive look at the results from decades of work with nonhuman primates as it relates to child development and disability.

Key Features

  • Includes hot topics such as early chemical exposures, immunological influences on development, low birth weight, endocrine disrupters, pediatric AIDS, origin of childhood psychopathologies and assisted reproductive technology
  • Represents the significant body of work accumulated since funding for research on developmental disabilities has increased substantially in recent years

Readership

Researchers, clinicians, pediatricians and academicians studying neurodevelopmental disabilities who currently use or are planning on using primates for testing out potential drugs or procedures

Table of Contents

  • Introduction on Animal Models
    Normal Development in Macaques
    Low Birth Weight and Prematurity
    Environmental Complexity
    Environmental Chemicals
    Drugs of Abuse
    Maternal and Pediatric Medication
    Pediatric AIDS
    Endocrine Disrupters
    Origin of Childhood Psychopathologies
    Prenatal Stress
    Abnormal Behavior
    Neurochemistry
    Immunology
    Self-Injurious Behavior
    Sensory Disabilities
    Future Directions: Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: October 30, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123737434
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080554068

About the Editors

Thomas Burbacher

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

Kimberly Grant

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

Gene Sackett

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.

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