Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults

  • Dilip R. Patel
  • Donald E. Greydanus
  • Hatim A. Omar
  • Joav Merrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Dilip R. Patel, Joav Merrick
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dilip R. Patel
    Pages 15-27
  4. Margo Adams Larsen, Erin Tentis Berglund, Robin Joseph, Helen D. Pratt
    Pages 29-52
  5. Manmohan K. Kamboj
    Pages 53-67
  6. Helga V. Toriello
    Pages 69-78
  7. Helga V. Toriello
    Pages 79-96
  8. Ahsan Nazeer
    Pages 97-110
  9. Donald E. Greydanus
    Pages 111-140
  10. Bantu Chhangani, Donald E. Greydanus
    Pages 141-146
  11. Helen D. Pratt, Donald E. Greydanus
    Pages 147-159
  12. Dilip R. Patel, Joav Merrick
    Pages 161-171
  13. Nickola Wolf Nelson
    Pages 173-191
  14. Helen M. Sharp, Stephen M. Tasko
    Pages 193-212
  15. Donald E. Greydanus
    Pages 213-226
  16. Nancy N. Dodge
    Pages 227-247
  17. Dilip R. Patel
    Pages 249-254
  18. Lynn M. Breau, Meir Lotan, Jeffrey L. Koh
    Pages 255-276
  19. Katherine Bergwerk
    Pages 277-296
  20. Donald E. Greydanus, Hatim A. Omar
    Pages 321-339
  21. Ilan Feldberg, Joav Merrick
    Pages 341-352
  22. Dilip R. Patel, Helen D. Pratt
    Pages 369-379
  23. Gary Diamond, Yehuda Senecky
    Pages 419-430
  24. Joav Merrick, Mohammed Morad
    Pages 431-437
  25. Dilip R. Patel, Donald E. Greydanus
    Pages 439-447
  26. John A. Yozwiak, Regan E. Settles, Rachel F. Steffens
    Pages 449-462
  27. Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel, Mohammed Morad
    Pages 463-472
  28. Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel, Mohammed Morad
    Pages 473-482
  29. Back Matter
    Pages 483-495

About this book


Developmental disabilities or neurodevelopmental disabilities (includes intellectual disability) are a diverse group of chronic disorders that begin at anytime during the development process (including conception, birth, and growth) up to 22 years of age and last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Major disabilities include intellectual disability, learning disabilities, communication disorders, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and neural tube defects.


This book is a handy guide for practicing physicians and allied health professionals, who care for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and their families. Written and edited by experts in the field engaged in the practice of developmental disabilities, this book provides a concise and easily accessible source on the subject. The consistent style, simplicity of presentation and numerous tables and figures enhance the understanding of complex concepts.



Dilip R Patel, MD, FAAP, FSAM, FAACPDM, FACSM, is professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.


Donald E. Greydanus MD, FAAP, FSAM, FIAP (H) is Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing, Michigan, USA) and Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at Michigan State University/ Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA).


Hatim A Omar, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA.


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, is professor of child health and human development affiliated with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States. The medical director of the Health Service, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem and the founder and director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel.


Behavioral pediatrics Child health and human development Child neurology Developmental pediatrics Disability

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilip R. Patel
    • 1
  • Donald E. Greydanus
    • 2
  • Hatim A. Omar
    • 3
  • Joav Merrick
    • 4
  1. 1.Kalamazoo Center for Medical StudiesMichigan State UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Kalamazoo Center for Medical StudiesMichigan State UniversityKalamazoo,USA
  3. 3.Division of Adolescent MedicineUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  4. 4., Division for Mental RetardationMinistry of Social Affairs and Social SeJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0626-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0627-9
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