This volume offers medical and educational practitioners an expanded and updated overview of pediatric brain trauma. The complex nature of traumatic brain injury and its implications are examined carefully from medical, neuropsychological, rehabilitative, and educational perspectives. The contents are arranged in a spiraling manner to provide the reader with a progressive and practical appreciation of traumatic brain injury and its neurobehavioural effects. From emergency room procedures to school re-entry, the author addresses physiological, cognitive, social, and psychological consequences; epidemiology; recovery and prognosis; behavioural management; psychopharmacology; cognitive rehabilitation; assessment; reintegration; and educational program planning.
Table of Contents
Traumatic Head Injury: Establishing the Parameters. Traumatic Head Injury: Assessing Severity. Neuroanatomy and Brain Function. Outcome and Recovery. Physical Sequelae of Traumatic Head Injury: Educational Implications. Cognitive Sequelae of Traumatic Head Injury: Educational Implications. Psychiatric, Psychosocial, and Behavioral Sequelae of Traumatic Head Injury: Educational Implications. Assessment of Traumatically Head-Injured Children and Adolescents. Treatment Rationale and Strategies for the Educational Setting. Educational Program Planning and Reintegration Following THI. Appendices. Glossary. References. Index.