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Neuropsychology of Children in Africa : Perspectives on Risk and Resilience.

Author: Michael J Boivin; Bruno Giordani
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2013.
Series: Specialty topics in pediatric neuropsychology.
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¿Increasingly, global humanitarian efforts are focusing on improving the lives of children. And among the developing world, the African nations are particularly affected by extreme weather conditions, devastating pandemics, and armed conflict. Neurocognitive science offers significant avenues toward bringing needed aid to the continent while creating a template for helping children worldwide. The studies in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boivin, Michael J.
Neuropsychology of Children in Africa : Perspectives on Risk and Resilience.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Boivin; Bruno Giordani
ISBN: 9781461468349 1461468345
OCLC Number: 854975487
Notes: 2.5 Guidelines for Adapting Existing Measures.
Description: 1 online resource (362 pages).
Contents: Preface; The Purpose of This Book; The Professional Pilgrimage Leading to the Inception of This Book; Influences Shaping the Public Health Emphasis in the Neuropsychology of African Children; Student Collaborators and the Further Formation of This Book; Biocultural Co-constructivism as the Organizing Framework for This Book; References; Acknowledgments; Bruno Giordani; Michael J. Boivin; References; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: An Introduction to the Neuropsychology of African Children Within a Co-constructivist Paradigm. 1.1 The Neurodevelopment of African Children: A Strategic Vantage Point1.1.1 Three Areas of Emphasis for Each Chapter; 1.1.2 Cross-Level Dynamic Biocultural Co-constructivism; 1.1.3 Principal Emphases of Li's Biocultural Co-constructivism; 1.1.4 Framework for Introductory Overview of Successive Chapters; 1.2 Approaches to Assessment of Very Young Children in Africa in the Context of HIV (Kammerer, Isquith, and Lundy); 1.3 Acknowledging Methodological Complexity in Assessing Children in HIV-Affected Communities (Kvalsvig, Taylor, Kauchali, and Chhagan). 1.4 Cognitive, Motor, and Behavioral Development of Orphans of HIV/AIDS in Institutional Contexts (Ferguson and Lee)1.5 Factors Contributing to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Ugandan Preschool Children with HIV/AIDS (Busman, Page, Oka, Giordani, and Boivin); 1.6 Examining the Psychosocial Adjustment and School Performance of Ugandan Children with HIV/AIDs (Busman, Oka, Giordani, and Boivin); 1.7 Screening for Neurodisability in Low-Resource Settings Using the Ten Questions Questionnaire (Lorencz and Boivin); 1.8 Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (Alcock and Alibhai). 1.9 Psychosocial Aspects of Malnutrition Among African Children: Antecedents, Consequences, and Interventions (Abubakar)1.10 Assessing the Effects of Maternal Anemia on Child Development in Benin (Bodeau-Livinec, Cot, Koura, and Boivin); 1.11 The Assessment of Skill Learning in African Children (Adi-Japha); 1.12 Neuropsychology of Severe Malaria in African Children (Holding and Boivin); 1.13 Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Training (CCRT) for African Children with Brain Injury from Disease (Bangirana, Boivin, and Giordani). 1.14 Measurement of Cognitive Outcomes of At-Risk Children Using Novelty Processing in Rural Kenyan Children (Kihara)1.15 The Neuropsychology of Sickle-Cell Disease in West African Children (Ruffieux and Hauert); 1.16 Evidence for a Universal Brain/Behavior Omnibus Within a Co-constructivist Paradigm; References; Chapter 2: Approaches to Assessment of Very Young Children in Africa in the Context of HIV; 2.1 HIV and the Children of Africa; 2.2 Current Approaches to Assessment; 2.3 Measures Developed Within Africa; 2.4 Measures Adapted for Use in Africa.
Series Title: Specialty topics in pediatric neuropsychology.

Abstract:

¿Increasingly, global humanitarian efforts are focusing on improving the lives of children. And among the developing world, the African nations are particularly affected by extreme weather conditions, devastating pandemics, and armed conflict. Neurocognitive science offers significant avenues toward bringing needed aid to the continent while creating a template for helping children worldwide. The studies in Neuropsychology of Children in Africa clearly illustrate how the brain develops and adjusts in the face of adversity. Contributors span assessment approaches and public health risk factors.

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