The Source for TBI – Children and Adolescents Paul C. Lebby, Shana J. Asbell

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Ages: Birth-18
Grades: Birth-Adult

Every child and adolescent who has a brain injury presents with different deficits and has a different course of recovery. Use this book to understand the complex effects of childhood TBI on cognitive, language, and behavioral development; on social and family relationships; and plan effective interventions.

This authoritative text by Drs. Lebby and Asbell is informative and concise without being oversimplified. Lots of illustrations and real-life examples help you understand the main aspects of brain injury in addition to the more subtle features that result from brain damage. It includes two popular evidence-based assessment tools, the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C) and the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A).

Chapters in the book cover:

  • brain anatomy–the parts of the brain and their functions and the cranial nerves and their functions
  • brain development and cognition–developmental milestones and an overview of how brain injury affects normal brain and cognitive development
  • traumatic brain injury–what happens to the brain after an injury based on the type of trauma, level and number of injuries, and medical complications
  • TBI-related language disorders–the primary symptoms of fourteen types of communication/language disorders
  • TBI-related frontal lobe disorders–an overview of frontal lobe functions such as executive functions, attention deficits, reasoning, lack of insight, and more
  • TBI-related motor, visual, and learning and memory disorders–the terminology of and conditions resulting from damage to the motor cortex, visual cortex, and diffuse damage to the cortex
  • general assessment issues–special considerations for testing and the interpretation of test results
  • neurocognitive assessment–screening with the:
    • Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C)
    • Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A)
      • The two screening tools assess these areas: general functioning, level of consciousness, orientation, attention, language, reasoning, memory, object use, visual-spatial ability, visual-motor integration, and visual neglect.
  • considerations for formal testing and assessment of general functioning
  • recovery issues–processes, predictors, and patterns of recovery; issues in resumption of activities and transitions
  • intervention–prioritizing goals, choosing therapy activities, and accommodations for specific deficits
  • family issues–helping the family adjust and dealing with attitudes and emotions

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224 pages • 8.5 x 11, softcover book with online access to 77 printable pages in PDF format (printable LANSE-C and LANSE-A protocols and stimulus books) • ©2007