1.Introduction: The 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.
¿Increasingly, global humanitarian efforts are focusing on improving the lives of children. And among the developing world, the African nations are particularly affected by extreme weather conditions, devastating pandemics, and armed conflict. Neurocognitive science offers significant avenues toward bringing needed aid to the continent while creating a template for helping children worldwide.
The studies in Neuropsychology of Children in Africa clearly illustrate how the brain develops and adjusts in the face of adversity. Contributors span assessment approaches and public health risk factors, and represent established topics and emerging lines of research, including biocultural constructs and genomic technologies. Together, these chapters argue for methodology that is culturally sensitive, scientifically rigorous, consistent, and sustainable. And although the focus is pediatric, the book takes a lifespan approach to prevention and intervention, modeling a universal framework for understanding neurocognitive development. Included in the coverage:Assessment of very young children in Africa in the context of HIV.
Psychosocial aspects of malnutrition among African children.
Assessment of neuropsychological outcomes in pediatric severe malaria.
Neurodisability screening using the Ten Questions questionnaire.
The neuropsychology of sickle cell disease in West African children.
Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Thera
py for African children.
As a guide to current findings or a springboard for new studies, Neuropsychology of Children in Africa is a necessary reference for researchers, policymakers, and diverse professionals in global aid organizations, and across the discipline.
¿First book dedicated to integration of developmental neuropsychology and public health
First book to address rehabilitative issues for this study population
Contains cutting edge research on co-constructivist paradigm of cognitive development