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Neuropsychology of children in Africa : perspectives on risk and resilience

Author: Michael Joseph Boivin; Bruno Giordani; American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology,
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013]
Series: Specialty topics in pediatric neuropsychology.
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Spanning assessment approaches and public health risk factors, including biocultural constructs and genomic technologies, this book shows how the young brain develops and adjusts in adversity. The  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Boivin; Bruno Giordani; American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology,
ISBN: 9781461468332 1461468337
OCLC Number: 861470427
Description: xx, 347 pages : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction to he Neuropsychology of African Children within a Co-Constructivist Paradigm --
2. Approaches to Assessment of Very Young Children in Africa in the Context of HIV --
3. Acknowledging Methodological Complexity in Assessing Children in HIV-affected Communities in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa --
4. Cognitive, Motor and Behavioral Development of Orphans of HIV/AIDS in Institutional Contexts --
5. Factors Contributing to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Ugandan Preschool Children with HIV/AIDS --
6. Examining the Psychosocial Adjustment and School Performance of Ugandan Children with HIV/ AIDs --
7. Screening for Neurodisability in Low-Resource Settings Using the Ten Questions Questionnaire --
8. Language Development in Sub-Saharan Africa --
9. Psychosocial Aspects of Malnutrition among African Children: Antecedents, Consequences, and Interventions --
10. Assessing the Effects of Maternal Anemia on Child Development in Benin --
11. The Assessment of Skill Learning in African Children --
12. The Assessment of Neuropsychological Outcomes in Pediatric Severe Malaria --
13. Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CCRT) for African Children: Evidence for Neuropsychological Benefit and Future Directions --
14. Measurement of Cognitive Outcomes of At-Risk Children Using Novelty Processing in Rural Kenyan Children --
15. The Neuropsychology of Sickle Cell Disease in West African Children --
16. Postscript: Towards a Universal Brain/Behavior Omnibus in the Neuropsychology of African Children.
Series Title: Specialty topics in pediatric neuropsychology.
Responsibility: Michael J. Boivin, Bruno Giordani, editors.
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