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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Clinical Care for Children and Young Adults

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

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

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

About the editors

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. He is a full time teaching faculty member in the Pediatric Residency Program at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. Dr Patel has subspecialty training and interests in neurodevelopmental disabilities, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, adolescent medicine and sports medicine. He has published numerous papers on a wide ranging topics in these areas and has edited several special symposia and books. E-mail: patel@kcms.msu.edu

 

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). Received the 1995 American Academy of Pediatrics’ Adele D. Hofmann Award for “Distinquished Contributions in Adolescent Health”, the 2000 Mayo Clinic Pediatrics Honored Alumnus Award for “National Contributions to the field of Pediatrics,” and the 2003 William B. Weil, Jr., M.D. Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award from Michigan State University College of Medicine for “National & International Recognition as well as Exemplary Scholarship in Pediatrics.” Received the 2004 Charles R. Drew School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA) Stellar Award for Contributions to Pediatric Resident Education and awarded an honorary membership in the Indian Academy of Pediatrics—an honor granted to only a few pediatricians outside of India. Was the 2007 Visiting Professor of Pediatrics at Athens University, Athens, Greece and received the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Outstanding Community Faculty Award in 2008.  Past Chair of the National Conference and Exhibition Planning Group (Committee on Scientific Meetings) of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (SPR/PAS) Planning Committee (1998 to Present). Member of the Appeals Committee for the Pediatrics’ Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (Chicago, IL) in both Adolescent Medicine and General Pediatrics. Numerous publications in adolescent health and lectureships in many countries on adolescent health. E-mail: Greydanus@kcms.msu.edu

 

Hatim A Omar, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Dr. Omar has completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology as well as Pediatrics. He has also completed fellowships in vascular physiology and adolescent medicine. He is the recipient of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Award for Community Service and Volunteerism He is the recipient of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governer's Award for community service and volunteerism in 2000, KY teen Pregnancy Coalition Award for outstanding service 2002, Awards for suicide prevention from the Ohio Valley Society for Adolescent Medicine and Kentucky Pediatric Society in 2005 and 2007, Sexual Abuse Awareness Month Award for his work with sexual abuse victims from the KY association of sexual assault professionals in 2007, Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics 2007 and the Founders of Adolescent Medicine Award from the AAP in 2007. He is well known internationally with numerous publications in child health, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, pediatric and adolescent gynecology. E-mail: haomar2@uky.edu 

 

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, is professor of pediatrics, child health and human development affiliated with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States and the Zusman Child Development Center, Division of Pediatrics, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, the medical director of the Health Services, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, the founder and director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Numerous publications in the field of pediatrics, child health and human development, rehabilitation, intellectual disability, disability, health, welfare, abuse, advocacy, quality of life and prevention. Received the Peter Sabroe Child Award for outstanding work on behalf of Danish Children in 1985 and the International LEGO-Prize (“The Children’s  Nobel Prize”) for an extraordinary contribution towards improvement in child welfare and well-being in 1987. E-mail: jmerrick@internet-zahav.net;

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“Experts in this field provide a current review of specific topics in developmental disabilities in children and young adults in this book. … It seems to be targeted at residents and general practitioners likely to be called upon to treat these patients within their practice. It provides a good basic reference for this purpose. … This is a very readable and useful source of information for the management of children with developmental disorders within a general practice.” (Michael G. White, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2012)

“A very useful book for pediatricians, developmental health professionals, pediatric neurologists and psychologists. … This volume reviews in 31 chapters the diagnosis, discusses the wide spectrum of pathology as part of a series of diseases and body systems, as well as outcomes and counseling.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 9 (1), September, 2011)