Books worth reading to enhance knowledge in neuropsychology
The books below are recommended by Neuropsychology SA. Most are available for purchase and delivery in South Africa, through a Loot affiliation.
by Jonathan Reed, Jody Warner Rogers
by Esther Strauss, Elisabeth M. S Sherman, Otfried Spreen
By Ann B. Shuttleworth-Edwards and Sharon Truter
by Victor Nell
by Vicki Anderson, Elisabeth Northam and Jacquie Wrennall
This book addresses key issues in child neuropsychology with a unique emphasis on evidence-informed clinical practice and although research findings are presented, they are described with emphasis on what is relevant for assessment, treatment and management of paediatric conditions.
Chapters include: Child neuropsychology – theory and practice; the developing brain; cognitive and social development; recovery from early brain insult; genetic and metabolic brain disorders; structural disorders of the brain; perinatal brain insults; neurodevelopmental disorders; childhood traumatic brain injury; childhood epilepsy; child neuropsychology practice – assessment; and intervention for children with brain disorders.
Through the use of descriptive yet easy-to-understand language and pictures, this book serves to inform readers about the inner workings of the brain.
Chapters include: The development of neuropsychology; structure and electrical activity of neurons; communication between neurons; influence of drugs and hormones on behavior; imaging the brain’s activity; organization of the sensory Systems; organization of the motor system; principles of neocotical function; cerebral asymmetry; individual differences in cerebral organization; occipital, parietal, temporal and frontal lobes and networks; cortical networks and disconnection syndromes; learning and memory; language; emotion and the social brain; spatial behavior; attention and consciousness; brain development and plasticity; neurodevelopmental disorders; plasticity, recovery, and rehabilitation of the adult brain; neurological disorders; psychiatric and related disorders and neuropsychological assessment