Executive Function and Dysfunction

Executive Function and Dysfunction : Identification, Assessment and Treatment

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Executive dysfunction occurs in many clinical conditions and has significant impact on multiple facets of life. This book summarizes executive function and dysfunction for practitioners, researchers and educators, covering lifespan development, assessment, impact and interventions. Drawing together clinical, neurobiological and developmental viewpoints, the authors summarize the latest research findings in practical and applied terms, and review conceptual approaches to assessing and identifying executive function and dysfunction. Several chapters are devoted to practical aspects of executive dysfunction, including research-based treatment strategies, educational implications, forensic cautions and intervention resources. Executive dysfunction in ADHD, LD, MR, autism, mood disorders, epilepsy, cancer and TBI is covered, with test performance, neuroimaging and clinical presentation for these clinical conditions. The book concludes with anticipation of future work in the field. This is a key reference for medical, psychological and educational professionals who work with children, adolescents and young adults in clinical and educational settings.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 2 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • 1139574922
  • 9781139574921

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction to the volume Elizabeth P. Sparrow and Scott J. Hunter; Part I. Foundations of Executive Function/Dysfunction: 1. Models of executive functioning Scott J. Hunter and Elizabeth P. Sparrow; 2. The developmental neuropsychology of executive functions Scott J. Hunter, Jennifer P. Edidin and Clayton D. Hinkle; 3. The neurobiology of executive functions Scott J. Hunter, Clayton D. Hinkle and Jennifer P. Edidin; 4. Assessment and identification of executive dysfunction Elizabeth P. Sparrow; Part II. Executive Dysfunction in the Neurodevelopmental and Acquired Disorders: Introduction to Part II Elizabeth P. Sparrow; 5. Executive functions in disruptive behavior disorders Laura E. Kenealy and Iris Paltin; 6. Executive functions in autism spectrum disorders Lauren Kenworthy, Laura Gutermuth Anthony and Benjamin E. Yerys; 7. Executive functions in intellectual disability syndromes Kelly Janke and Bonnie Klein-Tasman; 8. Executive functions in pediatric movement and motor control disorders Emily J. Helder and Tory L. Larsen; 9. Executive functions in learning disorders Laura A. Barquero, Lindsay M. Wilson, Sabrina L. Benedict, Esther R. Lindstrom, Heather C. Harris and Laurie E. Cutting; 10. Executive functions in mood and anxiety disorders Jennifer P. Edidin and Scott J. Hunter; 11. Executive functions in childhood epilepsy Frank A. Zelko and Lev Gottlieb; 12. Executive functions in pediatric cancer Marsha Nortz Gragert and Lisa S. Kahalley; 13. Executive functions in human immunodeficiency virus Sharon Nichols; 14. Executive functions and neurotoxic exposure Jill Kelderman; 15. Executive functions after congenital and prenatal insults Jillian M. Schuh and Scott J. Hunter; 16. Executive functions in acquired brain injury Cynthia Salorio; Part III. Applications: 17. Empirical status regarding the remediation of executive skills Beth Slomine, Gianna Locascio and Megan Kramer; 18. Educational implications of executive dysfunction Lisa A. Jacobson and E. Mark Mahone; 19. Executive functions, forensic neuropsychology, and child psychiatry: opinions, cautions, and caveats Scott J. Hunter, Niranjan S. Karnik and Jennifer P. Edidin; 20. Reflections on executive functioning Elizabeth P. Sparrow and Scott J. Hunter.show more

About Scott J. Hunter

Scott J. Hunter is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience and Pediatrics in the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Elizabeth P. Sparrow is a clinical neuropsychologist at Sparrow Neuropsychology, Raleigh, NC, USA.show more

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'This book represents an important contribution to the quickly growing literature on executive functions in childhood and adolescence and will be useful to a variety of child clinicians, including pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other neuropsychologists.' Journal of Clinical Psychiatryshow more

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