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By Dennis L. Molfese (auth.), Michael G. Tramontana Ph.D., Stephen R. Hooper Ph.D. (eds.)

The box of kid neuropsychology remains to be younger. It has no seen beginning­ date. therefore, we can't ascertain its age with the kind of chronometric precision for which our medical hearts might yearn. however, one landmark to which we'd aspect during this connection is that the 1st systematic textbook to seem during this zone (i. e. , Rourke, Bakker, Fisk, & Strang, 1983) isn't but 10 years previous. Be that because it may perhaps, task within the box has been growing to be gradually, if now not via leaps and boundaries. even if there's nowhere close to the depth of research of youngsters from a neuro­ mental point of view as there's of adults, there were remarkable systematic investigations of substantial curiosity. the various extra im­ portant of those are awarded within the present quantity. meant to supply authoritative reports of significant important parts of kid neuropsychology, this sequence starts off with a quantity that comprises simply that: studies of parts as different as auditory evoked re­ sponses in newborns and the behavioral results of head trauma in youngsters. Methodological concerns, additionally deemed very important through the Editors, are dis­ stubborn in lots of the chapters contained herein. additionally, the ex­ emplary strains of programmatic examine or program within the box which are deemed to fall in the purview of this sequence also are represented during this volume.

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1931). Speech pathology. New York: Appleton-Century. CHAPTER 2 Behavioral Effects of Head Trauma in Children and Adolescents EILEEN B. FENNELL and J. PARKER MICKLE Traumatic head injury in children poses a significant health problem because it is a leading cause of death or permanent disability in the pediatric age group (Guyer & Ellers, 1990). Fletcher, Miner, and EwingCobbs (1987) recently estimated that for every 30 newborn infants, 1 will have a significant brain injury before he or she obtains a license to drive.

97, range = 32-50). 95, range = 54-69). These children, then, comprised a sample of subjects who possessed largely average language scores. Data from both risk and nonrisk infants were collected during this study, but the data set reported by Molfese concerned only a group of normal infants. As was the case with Engel and his associates, Molfese attempted to determine whether brain responses at birth could be used to discriminate among relatively normal infants whose language skills 3 years later would fall within the normal range.

Bailes, A. Flannery, and D. G. McLone, 1988, Child's Nervous System, 4, pp. 34-40. 2. Behavioral Effects of Head Trauma in Children and Adolescents 31 group of adolescent patients and does not include direct assessment of cognitive or emotional symptoms. For most pediatric patients, outcome continues to be defined by school attendance, school performance, and parental report of cognitive and emotional symptoms. Studies also differ in the time interval from injury to initial assessment or to outcome assessment as well as whether same-aged control or contrast groups are used.

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