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Title Neurodevelopmental Disorders A Definitive Guide for Educators
Author Frank E. Vargo
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release 2015-04-20
Category Education
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0393709442
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From autism to ADHD to learning disabilities, a guide for all teachers to this constellation of disorders. Developmental deficits in learning and communication in young children are defined as neurodevelopmental disorders. This constellation, newly defined in the DSM-5, represents a range of issues that educators must address. Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Definitive Guide for Educators provides extensive and practical information to a range of professionals, and to all others who are interested in the complex and often misunderstood disabilities that fall within the general medical and psychological diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disability. Noted psychologist and educator Dr. Frank E. Vargo provides a comprehensive overview of neurodevelopmental deficits and disabilities, as well as of their related learning and cognitive processes, with a strong focus on educational considerations, applications, and relevance across academic areas and with a mind to global educational models. Well researched and accessibly written, this book is an up-to-date and authoritative reference to all of the educational and clinical topics in the diagnostic categories of neurodevelopmental disorder. This informative book will provide a primary reference source for all educators, school and clinical psychologists, clinical mental health counselors and therapists, special education and medical professionals, and parents of children with special needs.

Title Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Intervention of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Author Gupta, Sanjeev Kumar
Publisher IGI Global
Release 2018-10-26
Category Medical
Total Pages 394
ISBN 1522570055
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a group of conditions that can typically manifest during early childhood. These include intellectual disabilities, communication disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorder (SLD), and motor disorders. Early identification and assessment can be a valuable tool in determining diagnosis, prognosis, functional abilities, and formulating clinical intervention for both children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. Emerging Trends in the Diagnosis and Intervention of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is an essential reference source that discusses and disseminates contributions covering recent trends in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention techniques. Featuring research on topics such as clinical linguistics, neural connectivity, and animal-assisted therapy, this book is ideally designed for speech pathologists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, researchers, clinicians, and academicians seeking coverage on neural and developmental disorder identification and strategies for clinician support and therapies.

Title Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Author Daniel C. Miller
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2019-01-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 640
ISBN 1119533236
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A concise, up-to-date review of school neuropsychological assessment that covers effective treatment planning The third edition of Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment offers a practical and concise overview of neuropsychological practice in schools and other pediatric clinical settings and clearly explains how to identify the need for testing. The book shows how to collect a neurodevelopmental history, choose appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. The third edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent advances in the field such as major neuropsychological test batteries for children, including NEPSY-II, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition integrated, and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. In addition, the new edition contains updated online tools, including sample case studies, searchable databases of neuropsychological tests classified by processing area and conceptual model, a neuropsychological processing concerns checklist in both English and Spanish, and sample report shells with tables. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners and school psychologists quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Third Edition contains unmatched guidance and direction for school psychologists and other mental health professionals who serve educators, school children, and their families.

Title Cases on Organizational Communication and Understanding Understudied Groups
Author Kahlow, Jessica A.
Publisher IGI Global
Release 2022-05-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 236
ISBN 1668437554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In today’s business world, understanding and supporting understudied groups is vital to maintain workplace diversity, safety, and ethics as well as promote a positive work environment. Communication within a business is a key aspect of ensuring these groups are considered and all employees are informed of guidelines, services, and other various support systems available. Cases on Organizational Communication and Understanding Understudied Groups presents case studies that focus on organizational issues that individuals are likely to experience at some point during their employment in various understudied areas such as neurodiversity, learning differences, mental health, identity, gender, ethics, and emotion. Covering topics such as cross-cultural interactions and privacy management, this reference work is crucial for business professionals, academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Title Child and Adolescent Development for Educators Second Edition
Author Christine B. McCormick
Publisher Guilford Publications
Release 2018-05-08
Category Education
Total Pages 496
ISBN 1462534686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This accessible text--now revised and updated--has given thousands of future educators a solid grounding in developmental science to inform their work in schools. The expert authors review major theories of development and their impact on educational practice. Chapters examine how teaching and learning intersect with specific domains of child and adolescent development--language, intelligence and intellectual diversity, motivation, family and peer relationships, gender roles, and mental health. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, definitions of key terms, and boxes addressing topics of special interest to educators. Instructors requesting a desk copy receive a supplemental test bank with objective test items and essay questions for each chapter. (First edition authors: Michael Pressley and Christine B. McCormick.) Key Words/Subject Areas: teachers, education, developmental psychology, child development, childhood development, adolescent development, schoolchildren, adolescents, students, educational psychology, developmental theories, teaching methods, learning, biological development, cognitive development, social development, emotional development, language development, intelligence, academic motivation, family relationships, peer relationships, mental health problems, gender roles, social-emotional learning, texts, textbooks Audience: Instructors and graduate students in education, child and family studies, and school psychology"--

Title Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors
Author Jahangir Moini
Publisher Academic Press
Release 2021-04-16
Category Medical
Total Pages 552
ISBN 0128217553
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Epidemiology of Brain and Spinal Tumors provides a single volume resource on imaging methods and neuroepidemiology of both brain and spinal tumors. The book covers a variety of imaging techniques, including computed tomography (CT), MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), and other laboratory tests used in diagnosis and treatment. Detailed epidemiology, various imaging methods, and clinical considerations of tumors of the CNS make this an ideal reference for users who will also find diverse information about structures and functions, cytology, epidemiology (including molecular epidemiology), diagnosis and treatment. This book is appropriate for neuroscience researchers, medical professionals and anyone interested in a complete guide to visualizing and understanding CNS tumors. Provides the most up-to-date information surrounding the epidemiology, biology and imaging techniques for brain and spinal tumors, including CT, MRI, PET, and others Includes full color figures, photos, tables, graphs and radioimaging Contains information that will be valuable to anyone interested in the field of neurooncology and the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors Serves as a source of background information for basic scientists and pharmaceutical researchers who have an interest in imaging and treatment

Title A Practical Guide to Mental Health Learning Disorders for Every Educator
Author Myles L. Cooley
Publisher Free Spirit Publishing
Release 2020-02-17
Category Education
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1631983423
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An updated edition of an indispensable resource offers practical strategies for teaching and supporting students with mental health and learning disorders. Covering topics including PTSD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and many others, this accessible, ready-to-use reference explains how each disorder or difficulty might be exhibited in the classroom and offers straightforward suggestions for what to do (and what not to do). Using clear, jargon-free language, the book helps all educators—whether in inclusive classrooms, general education settings, or other environments—recognize mental health issues and learning disabilities that are often observed in students. Fully revised and updated to correspond to the DSM-5, this edition addresses newly diagnosed disorders, as well as incorporating the latest research and interventions for existing disorders. The book also includes current information about educational practices such as creating a culturally responsive classroom and supporting students’ social-emotional learning. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.

Title Assessment and Diagnosis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Young Children
Author Neil Nicoll
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-09-16
Category Psychology
Total Pages 310
ISBN 1000441881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This essential guide is a research-based practical handbook for assessing global developmental delay and other neurodevelopmental disorders in young children. It explains diagnostic, support, and treatment services available for children and their families, clarifying psychological and medical terminology, and global legislative and societal factors relating to assessment. Designed as a comprehensive compendium for student and practicing psychologists, it offers an introduction to historical perspectives around child development and developmental disorders, and how these have affected our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. It explains professional and ethical considerations surrounding the clinical practice of developmental assessments, and focuses on the crucial importance of understanding and supporting the parental experience of assessment and diagnosis. Key topics covered include: definitions and descriptions of genetic and chromosomal disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders; eligibility criteria for support and assistance; the Griffiths Scales, Bayley Scales, and other notable assessments for young children; autism spectrum disorder; the process of assessment and diagnosis, diagnostic tools, and report writing. Including a chapter of illustrative case studies of children with developmental disorders, this book will be essential reading for educational, clinical, and developmental psychologists working with children and their families, as well as post-graduate students training in the field.

Medical Treatment of ADHD by J. Dennis Odell

Title Medical Treatment of ADHD
Author J. Dennis Odell
Publisher Routledge
Release 2020-09-21
Category Psychology
Total Pages 194
ISBN 1000178560
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This practical and easily navigable book covers the gamut of issues that need to be understood to provide excellent medical care for those with ADHD. Outside of mental health professionals, those who most often treat ADHD are primary care providers such as family practitioners, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and school personnel. Based on clinical conversations with patients with ADHD and their families, this book provides concise, useful, up to date information of a practical nature for most, if not all of the problems, associated conditions and questions that arise when an individual has concerns about ADHD. Treatments discussed include a thorough review of medication options, with expected results and side effects, as well as other recommended treatments including a variety of therapeutic modalities, and a review of less commonly considered but important interventions regarding general health, sleep, diet, exercise, and school interventions. Readers will gain an understanding of what ADHD is, practical reviews of the literature that will help in discussion with patients and their families the importance of intervention, and all the resources and options available to provide the best treatment strategies for anyone who has ADHD as well as the commonly associated conditions.

Title Sleep in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Author Jennifer A. Accardo
Publisher Springer
Release 2018-12-13
Category Medical
Total Pages 391
ISBN 3319984144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This practical guide presents approaches to working with children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities who have sleep problems. Divided into four sections, the book begins with the impact of sleep problems in children with disabilities and the evaluation of sleep complaints. The next two sections cover the major categories of sleep disorders as they apply in children with disabilities, and specific neurodevelopmental disabilities with their characteristic sleep manifestations. The last section details options for treatment, which include behavioral and environmental strategies, occupational therapy, exercise, and medications. Chapters feature case studies that introduce and reinforce diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. Those engaged in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and sleep problems will find this text to be an invaluable guide when assessing and treating sleep disorders.