Cognitive Assessment in Medically Ill Children

  • Patricia J. Bernthal
  • Ralph E. Tarter
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


The cognitive development of children can be compromised by both biological and psychosocial factors. Trauma, neural demyelination, cerebrovascular malformation, tumor, infection, asphyxia, and atrophic conditions frequently underlie disturbed neurological functioning. These conditions can be associated with cognitive and behavioral disturbances, including mental retardation, learning disability, and developmental delay.


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cognitive Functioning Cognitive Assessment Congenital Hypothyroidism Pyloric Stenosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia J. Bernthal
    • 1
  • Ralph E. Tarter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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