By Michael J. Boivin Ph.D., Hailey Wouters B.S. (auth.), Michael J. Boivin, Bruno Giordani (eds.)
Increasingly, international humanitarian efforts are concentrating on bettering the lives of kids. And one of the constructing global, the African international locations are rather tormented by severe climatic conditions, devastating pandemics, and armed clash. Neurocognitive technological know-how deals major avenues towards bringing wanted relief to the continent whereas making a template for aiding young ones worldwide.
The reports in Neuropsychology of kids in Africa in actual fact illustrate how the mind develops and adjusts within the face of adversity. participants span review methods and public future health threat elements, and characterize demonstrated themes and rising traces of study, together with biocultural constructs and genomic applied sciences. jointly, those chapters argue for technique that's culturally delicate, scientifically rigorous, constant, and sustainable. And even supposing the point of interest is pediatric, the e-book takes a lifespan method of prevention and intervention, modeling a common framework for figuring out neurocognitive improvement. incorporated within the coverage:
- Assessment of very young ones in Africa within the context of HIV.
- Psychosocial facets of malnutrition between African children.
- Assessment of neuropsychological results in pediatric serious malaria.
- Neurodisability screening utilizing the 10 Questions questionnaire.
- The neuropsychology of sickle mobile illness in West African children.
- Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation remedy for African children.
As a consultant to present findings or a springboard for brand new experiences, Neuropsychology of kids in Africa is an important reference for researchers, policymakers, and numerous execs in international relief enterprises, and around the discipline.
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This method is particularly useful since very young children are less reliably cooperative or awake, and performance in an unfamiliar test setting may not be maximal.
Appropriateness, assessed for evidence of face and content validity, and standardized on typically developing children in Malawi. The MDAT showed adequate inter-rater agreement and appropriate sensitivity and specificity for detecting children with known developmental disabilities. Boivin and colleagues (Boivin et al. 2011a) relied on the MDAT in a study of children in Malawi with cerebral malaria (CM). Children with CM showed significantly lower scores on the MDAT relative to children hospitalized for malaria without cerebral involvement, and scores in children with CM were significantly associated with biological markers of disease severity including coma duration, seizures, and platelet count.
This technology is shaping the culture–gene, culture–social, and culture–immediate individual interactions of brain/behavior development in children. This chapter illustrates one attempt to realize a culture–immediate individual benefit in the form of cognitive rehabilitation from infectious disease brain injury that can readily lend itself to scale-up through mobile network technologies providing access to the worldwide web. These technological developments have the potential of revolutionizing the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of African children in low-resource settings.
Neuropsychology of Children in Africa: Perspectives on Risk and Resilience by Michael J. Boivin Ph.D., Hailey Wouters B.S. (auth.), Michael J. Boivin, Bruno Giordani (eds.)