Treating Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Research and Practice

Treating Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Clinical Research and Practice

by JacobusDonders (Editor), JanetE.Farmer (Editor), SethWarschausky (Editor)


Grounded in current best practices, this unique volume describes how to intervene effectively to promote the optimal health and functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Leading scientist-practitioners discuss the psychosocial aspects of a range of acquired and congenital disorders and how they can be targeted in assessment and treatment. Presented are innovative approaches to managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges; enhancing participation in social activities and school; and facilitating family problem solving. Particular attention is given to ways that psychologists, health professionals, and educators can collaborate to meet children's changing rehabilitation needs over the course of development.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Edition: 1
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 22 Feb 2006

ISBN 10: 1593852460
ISBN 13: 9781593852467

Media Reviews
'This is an important book that is unique both in its coverage of common neurodevelopmental disabilities, including visual, hearing, and motor impairments, and in its emphasis on evidence-based practice. The book will be a useful reference for pediatric neuropsychologists, applied developmental psychologists, and other professionals working in the fields of pediatric rehabilitation and developmental disabilities, and will also be a valuable text for graduate students and advanced trainees in those fields. The editors and contributors are actively involved in research and clinical practice, so the chapters are very well informed and represent the state of the art in assessment and intervention.' - Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Author Bio
Janet E. Farmer, PhD, is a Professor of Health Psychology and Child Health, University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Director of the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She also established the Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology in the Department of Health Psychology, and served as Clinical Director of a federal interdisciplinary training grant on neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research investigates community-based interventions to enhance health and well-being in children with chronic conditions and their families. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology. Jacobus Donders, PhD, ABPP (CN, RP), is the Chief Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, he is the coeditor of Child Neuropsychology, serves on the editorial boards of several other journals, and has published more than 80 scientific articles. His research interests include construct and criterion validity of neuropsychological test instruments and prediction of outcome after traumatic brain injury. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and of APA Divisions 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology). Seth Warschausky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Michigan. A former President of APA Division 22, Section 1 (Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology), he has served on the advisory board of the APA's Center for Psychology in Schools and Education. His research includes psychometric studies in child neuropsychology, studies of social integration of children with disabilities, and quality-of-life outcomes research.