Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
An Evidence Base for Clinical Practice
Psychology Press – 2015 – 400 pages
Psychology Press – 2015 – 400 pages
This volume provides an evidence base for clinical practice specific to traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained during childhood, using a biological-psychosocial conceptual framework. Unlike previous books that have focused on a particular aspect of pediatric TBI, such as assessment or intervention, this book covers a broad scope of topics that offers the reader a comprehensive outlook on the characteristics and repercussions of pediatric TBI, from the time of the accident and throughout the lifespan.
The book takes a clinical perspective incorporating current and past research and evidence regarding advances that have occurred in areas such as outcomes, predictors, medical technology, and rehabilitation post-TBI. The topics are illustrated with past and current research, as well as a range of clinical case studies.
The volume is invaluable to established and new clinicians and researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who work in the field of pediatric TBI field, including psychologists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, geneticists, educators, pediatricians, rehabilitationists, and representatives from the legal profession.
1. Introduction. I: Prevention, Prevalence and Mechanisms in Pediatric TBI. 2. Epidemiology of Pediatric TBI. 3. Pathophysiology of Pediatric TBI. II: Clinical Guidelines and Management, Assessment, Rehabilitation And Intervention. 4. Management and Guidelines. 5. Assessment of Pediatric TBI. 6. Rehabilitation / Intervention of Pediatric TBI. III: Evidence Base-Outcomes and Predictors Following Pediatric TBI. 7. Outcomes from Childhood To Adulthood. 8. Clinical Case Studies. 9. Translational Practices and Conclusions.
Dr. Cathy Catroppa is an educational and developmental psychologist, a Research Fellow of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne. Dr Catroppa’s work has focused on the coordination of a large scale research program examining acute and long-term term outcomes following pediatric TBI. Dr Catroppa has now also placed an emphasis on developing and piloting intervention programs aimed to prevent and/or reduce impairments post-pediatric TBI. She has over 70 publications in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Vicki Anderson is Director of Psychology at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, Director of Critical Care and Neurosciences Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She also established the Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies. She has served on the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society and is past President of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment. Dr Anderson’s work focuses on the outcomes of developmental and acquired brain disorders in children, particularly TBI. She has published 4 books since 2001, and has over 200 peer reviewed journal papers.
Dr. Miriam H. Beauchamp is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Researcher at the St. Justine Hospital Research Centre, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University. She has trained in both experimental and clinical neuropsychology and her work focuses on investigating the environmental, cognitive, and neural substrates of cognitive and social functioning in children and adolescents using both behavioral and cutting-edge neuroimaging methodologies.
Dr. Keith Owen Yeates is Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University. He is also Director, Centre for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Chief, Department of Psychology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Dr Yeates has published extensively in the area of childhood brain injury, with interests including acquired and developmental brain disorders, acute and long-term outcomes, predictors of outcome, and the neural substrates of cognitive function.