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Applied Neuropsychology. Child

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741397/preliminary-normative-data-on-the-borb-for-children-aged-3-8
#1
Ruth Brunsdon, Pamela Joy, Erin Patten, Karen Burton
The Birmingham Object Recognition Battery (BORB) is a theoretically based test battery that is used in adult cognitive neuropsychology in research and for clinical assessment. It allows a detailed analysis of underlying impairments in individuals with brain injury who have visual object recognition difficulties. The BORB's usefulness in pediatrics is supported by numerous research studies. However, there is no published normative data for children, making clinical use of the test difficult. The aim of this brief report is to publish some preliminary normative data in 70 children aged between 3 and 8 years to assist both researchers and clinicians with interpretation of test scores...
May 9, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671621/a-research-framework-to-isolate-visuospatial-from-childhood-motor-coordination-phenotypes
#2
Michele Poletti
Clinicians acknowledge the presence of developmental cognitive phenotypes mainly characterized by a specific visuospatial impairment in presence of intact verbal functioning (usually referred as Nonverbal Learning Disability: NLD) since many decades, without providing sufficient empirical evidence supporting their nosological validity and inclusion in current diagnostic manuals. This contribution suggests that the goal of including NLD in future diagnostic manuals could be achieved only be the demonstration of the validity of this hypothesized clinical category...
April 19, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509035/parent-child-agreement-on-the-behavior-rating-inventory-of-executive-functioning-brief-in-a-community-sample-of-adolescents
#3
Kaitlyn N Egan, L Adelyn Cohen, Christine Limbers
Despite its widespread use, a minimal amount is known regarding the agreement between parent and youth ratings of youth's executive functioning on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF) in typically developing youth. The present study examined parent-child agreement on the BRIEF with a community sample of adolescents and their parents. Ninety-seven parent-child dyads (Mage  = 13.91 years; SD = .52) completed the BRIEF self- and parent-report forms and a demographic questionnaire...
March 6, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494781/lead-pb-neurotoxicology-and-cognition
#4
Michael P Santa Maria, Benjamin D Hill, Joshua Kline
Lead (Pb) is a neurotoxic substance. While it is widely understood that Pb exposure in early childhood adversely impacts neurodevelopment and intelligence, other aspects of cognition that are negatively affected, and the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology underlying Pb-related cognitive impairment are not widely appreciated by clinicians. This critical review gives a broad synopsis of the current literature in the field. The means by which Pb enters the body, crosses the blood-brain barrier, alters brain structure and function, and consequently impacts measurable aspects of cognition are reviewed...
March 1, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631969/cognitive-functions-among-predominantly-minority-urban-adolescents-with-metabolic-syndrome
#5
Alexander Mangone, Kathy F Yates, Victoria Sweat, Adriana Joseph, Antonio Convit
The rise in the rate of adolescent obesity has led to a concurrent rise in the rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) among young people. In addition to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, MetS has also been linked to cognitive dysfunction. The goal of this study was to assess whether cognitive differences exist between minority urban adolescents carrying excess weight who meet criteria for MetS as compared to their peers without MetS. Two hundred and ninety-six urban adolescents, predominantly Hispanic and carrying excess weight as defined by a BMI above 25 kg/m2 , were screened for MetS and divided into MetS and no MetS groups...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631967/reasons-for-referral-and-findings-of-clinical-neuropsychological-assessment-in-youth-with-mental-illness-a-clinical-file-audit
#6
Tina-Marie Proffitt, Warrick J Brewer, Emma M Parrish, Patrick D McGorry, Kelly A Allott
Study aims were to 1) determine the characteristics and reasons for referral for Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment (CNA) and 2) characterize the findings and recommendations contained in the CNA reports, of clients attending a youth mental health service. File audit of all CNA reports (N = 140) of youth attending a mental health service. Cognitive performances on neuropsychological tests that were administered to >50% of clients were examined. Referral reasons, findings, and recommendations for future treatment were coded and described from neuropsychological files...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631964/evidence-based-assessment-of-adhd-diagnosis-in-children-and-adolescents
#7
Xuechun Zhou, Cecil R Reynolds, Jianjun Zhu, Randy W Kamphaus, Ou Zhang
This study illustrates the accuracy and efficiency of using an evidence-based assessment (EBA) strategy for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by integrating the scale scores obtained on BASC-3 teacher and parent rating scales. The examined process used empirical diagnostic likelihood ratios (DLRs) derived from a sample of children with ADHD (N = 339) matched on demographic characteristics from the normative sample. The results show that behavioral scales of executive functioning and functional communication provided incremental utility in ADHD diagnosis...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075186/performance-on-tasks-of-visuospatial-memory-and-ability-a-cross-sectional-study-in-330-adolescents-aged-11-to-20
#8
Rudolf Burggraaf, Maarten A Frens, Ignace T C Hooge, Jos N van der Geest
Cognitive functions mature at different points in time between birth and adulthood. Of these functions, visuospatial skills, such as spatial memory and part-to-whole organization, have often been tested in children and adults but have been less frequently evaluated during adolescence. We studied visuospatial memory and ability during this critical developmental period, as well as the correlation between these abilities, in a large group of 330 participants (aged 11 to 20 years, 55% male). To assess visuospatial memory, the participants were asked to memorize and reproduce sequences of random locations within a grid using a computer...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071971/neuropsychological-implications-of-cobalamin-c-cblc-disease-in-hispanic-children-detected-through-newborn-screening
#9
Ashley M Whitaker, Nina Hattiangadi Thomas, Lauren S Krivitzky, Can H Ficicioglu
Cobalamin C (CblC) disease is the most common inborn error of cobalamin metabolism and recent data has indicated a higher prevalence among children of Hispanic heritage in particular. The purpose of this study was to (a) describe the neuropsychological characteristics of a pilot sample of Hispanic children with CblC disease and (b) explore potential differences in outcome based on underlying genetic mutation(s) and biochemical levels. Six Hispanic children (ages 2-10) diagnosed with CblC disease through newborn screening (NBS) underwent neuropsychological evaluation with a bilingual examiner...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026988/development-of-early-numerical-abilities-of-spanish-speaking-mexican-preschoolers-a-new-assessment-tool
#10
Beatriz Beltrán-Navarro, Roberto A Abreu-Mendoza, Esmeralda Matute, Monica Rosselli
This article presents a tool for assessing the early numerical abilities of Spanish-speaking Mexican preschoolers. The Numerical Abilities Test, from the Evaluación Neuropsicológica Infantil-Preescolar (ENI-P), evaluates four core abilities of number development: magnitude comparison, counting, subitizing, and basic calculation. We evaluated 307 Spanish-speaking Mexican children aged 2 years 6 months to 4 years 11 months. Appropriate internal consistency and test-retest reliability were demonstrated. We also investigated the effect of age, children's school attendance, maternal education, and sex on children's numerical scores...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925764/framework-for-assessment-of-children-s-social-competence-with-particular-focus-on-children-with-brain-injuries
#11
Rebecca Ashton
Children's social competence is important for their general wellbeing and life satisfaction. Often it is an area identified as problematic for children brought to the attention of a psychologist, particularly for children with brain injuries. However, it can be difficult to pin down exactly where social difficulties lie, and therefore how best to help. The current article draws together the literature on social competence from brain injury and from more general developmental research. A hierarchical model is presented with three layers: social adjustment, social functioning, and social cognition...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854141/cognitive-and-academic-achievement-changes-associated-with-day-hospital-rehabilitation-in-children-with-acquired-brain-injury
#12
Gerald Goldstein, Joan Mayfield, Nicholas S Thaler, Jon Walker, Daniel N Allen
An evaluation was made of the outcome of a day hospital rehabilitation program for children who experienced an acquired neurological illness, mainly traumatic brain injury. Participants were administered neuropsychological and academic evaluations upon entry to the program, immediately upon discharge and several months after discharge Repeated measures ANOVA results for variables selected from the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment and the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System found that comparisons showed significant (≥p < ...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841670/questionnaire-based-assessment-of-executive-functioning-psychometrics
#13
Irina Castellanos, William G Kronenberger, David B Pisoni
The psychometric properties of the Learning, Executive, and Attention Functioning (LEAF) scale were investigated in an outpatient clinical pediatric sample. As a part of clinical testing, the LEAF scale, which broadly measures neuropsychological abilities related to executive functioning and learning, was administered to parents of 118 children and adolescents referred for psychological testing at a pediatric psychology clinic; 85 teachers also completed LEAF scales to assess reliability across different raters and settings...
April 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474120/continuous-performance-test-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#14
Puga María Celeste, Vaucheret Paz Esteban, Leist Mariana, García Basalo María José, Baliarda Florencia, Ekonen Christy, Lascombes María Isabel, Agosta Guillermo
Data regarding clinical and neuropsychological features of attention deficit in children with lower cognitive ability is still scarce. The objective was to analyze the response patterns on the Continuous Performance Test II in children with Intellectual Disability and Attention Defficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a cross-sectional study, in which patients were divided into 2 groups: one group with ADHD and Full IQ > 80 and another group with ADHD + Full IQ score < 80. They were afterwards administered the CPT II (Continuous Performance Test)...
February 23, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465268/convergent-and-discriminant-validity-of-the-immediate-postconcussion-assessment-and-cognitive-testing-battery-impact-in-young-athletes
#15
Lisa M Koehl, Brittany D Walls, Stacey L Brothers, Sarah N Morris, Amanda C Glueck, Frederick A Schmitt, David T R Berry, Dong Y Han
Sports concussions are recognized as significant injuries among young athletes. Research demonstrates that return-to-play prior to becoming asymptomatic has significant repercussions including sustained cognitive deficits. Many programs have begun to use computerized testing rather than traditional neuropsychological tests to (a) determine baseline performance, (b) track symptoms, and (c) measure symptoms following concussion. Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) is one such tool...
February 21, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432031/deferred-diagnosis-in-children-assessed-for-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
#16
Katherine Flannigan, Kamaldeep Gill, Jacqueline Pei, Gail Andrew, Hasu Rajani, Audrey McFarlane, Teresa O'Riordan, Brent Symes, Carmen Rasmussen
Early intervention for individuals with FASD is paramount, thus exploring factors that affect the diagnostic process is critical. This process can be complicated by challenges gathering background information, accurately evaluating higher-level cognitive skills across ages, and teasing apart the impact of life adversities from the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. This study is a retrospective file review of 154 children (44% female; mean age 8.4 years, range 1.0 to 16.9) deferred at their first FASD assessment, and 51 (43% female; mean 9...
February 12, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432029/overdiagnosis-of-adhd-in-boys-stereotype-impact-on-neuropsychological-assessment
#17
Megan Fresson, Thierry Meulemans, Benoit Dardenne, Marie Geurten
There is vigorous debate regarding the possibility that ADHD is overdiagnosed in boys. We investigated the impact of the gender stereotype depicting boys as inattentive and impulsive on neuropsychological assessment (observation of psychology students and child's cognitive performance). In experiment 1, after the stereotype was activated, psychology students rated a "boy," a "girl," or a "child" on a behavioral assessment scale. In experiment 2, 103 children (boys and girls) completed neuropsychological tasks under stereotype threat or neutral conditions...
February 12, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412011/embedded-performance-validity-indicator-for-children-california-verbal-learning-test-children-s-edition-forced-choice
#18
Kristin Verroulx, Rayna B Hirst, George Lin, Shelley Peery
Performance validity testing in children undergoing neuropsychological testing is a growing research area. Accurate identification of performance validity is necessary to avoid invalid assessment conclusions. In the present research, a forced choice (FC) trial was created for the California Verbal Learning Test - Children's Edition (CVLT-C), modeled after the established California Verbal Learning Test - Second Edition (CVLT-II) FC trial. Distractor words were taken directly from the CVLT-II FC Standard Form, with about half being concrete (n = 8) and half abstract (n = 7)...
February 7, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393677/effects-of-repetitive-subconcussive-head-trauma-on-the-neuropsychological-test-performance-of-high-school-athletes-a-comparison-of-high-moderate-and-low-contact-sports
#19
William T Tsushima, Hyeong Jun Ahn, Andrea M Siu, Kara Yoshinaga, So Yung Choi, Nathan M Murata
The aim of this study was to examine the neuropsychological test results of non-concussed high school athletes playing at three different levels of contact sports. Based on the concussion risk data of 12 different sports, a High Contact group (n=2819; wrestling/martial arts, cheerleading, track and field, football), a Moderate Contact group (n=2323; softball, basketball, soccer), and a Low Contact group (n=1580; baseball, volleyball, water polo, tennis, cross-country) were formed and compared in terms of their scores on the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)...
February 2, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364695/how-neuropsychology-can-inform-our-understanding-of-preschool-adhd-clinical-and-research-implications
#20
Eleni Aretouli
Neuropsychological assessments in preschoolers have not received as much attention as in older children and adults. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder that occurs in early childhood associated with poor academic and personal outcomes, such as learning and social difficulties. Preschoolers with ADHD may present cognitive deficits that are related with the ADHD symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, but may also interfere, beyond and above the ADHD symptoms, with everyday functioning...
January 24, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
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