Children & Adolescents

Paul C. Lebby | Shana J. Asbell
  • Pages 224
  • Format 8.5" x 11"
  • Product Code 31736 ( MR #065711 )

Price $47.00

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Every child and adolescent who has a brain injury presents with different deficits and has a different course of recovery. Use this book to understand the complex effects of childhood TBI on cognitive, language, and behavioral development; on social and family relationships; and plan effective interventions.

This authoritative text by Drs. Lebby and Asbell is informative and concise without being oversimplified. Lots of illustrations and real-life examples help you understand the main aspects of brain injury in addition to the more subtle features that result from brain damage. It includes two popular evidence-based assessment tools, the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C) and the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A).

Chapters in the book cover:
• brain anatomy—the parts of the brain and their functions and the cranial nerves and their functions
• brain development and cognition—developmental milestones and an overview of how brain injury affects normal brain and cognitive development
• traumatic brain injury—what happens to the brain after an injury based on the type of trauma, level and number of injuries, and medical complications
• TBI-related language disorders—the primary symptoms of fourteen types of communication/language disorders
• TBI-related frontal lobe disorders—an overview of frontal lobe functions such as executive functions, attention deficits, reasoning, lack of insight, and more
• TBI-related motor, visual, and learning and memory disorders—the terminology of and conditions resulting from damage to the motor cortex, visual cortex, and diffuse damage to the cortex
• general assessment issues—special considerations for testing and the interpretation of test results
• neurocognitive assessment—screening with the:
- Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C)
- Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A)
* The two screening tools assess these areas: general functioning, level of consciousness, orientation, attention, langauge, reasoning, memory, object use, visual-spatial ability, visual-motor integration, and visual neglect.
• considerations for formal testing and assessment of general functioning
• recovery issues—processes, predictors, and patterns of recovery; issues in resumption of activities and transitions
• intervention—prioritizing goals, choosing therapy activities, and accommodations for specific deficits
• family issues—helping the family adjust and dealing with attitudes and emotions

Copy the client activity pages or print them from the CD.

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