Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

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A cutting-edge synthesis of science and practice, this book covers everything from sports-related concussions to less common types of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and related complications. Preeminent authorities review what is known about mTBI in childhood and adolescence including its biomechanics, pathophysiology, and neurological and neurobehavioral outcomes and showcase evidence-based clinical evaluation tools and management strategies. Challenging areas such as evaluating complicated mTBI and treating persistent problems after injury are discussed in detail. Also addressed are forensic issues, injury in very early childhood, and other special-interest topics.A major consideration for future research should be aimed at understanding the effect of variable priority instructions (randomly shifting attention ... Validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance.

Title:Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
Author: Michael W. Kirkwood, Keith Owen Yeates
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-05-22

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