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Neuropsychological impairment in children must be what?
Neuropsychological impairment in children must be measured against age appropriate expectations
What is the problem of using adult tests with children?
Tests developed for use in adults do not always measure the same dimensions of function in children
The psychosocial dimension:
The child exists within the social unit:

What are the four key important psychosocial points?
Environment (Parenting and brain development)
Resources
Stimulation and education
Response to disability

*Maternal educaiton important
The child interacts within a social context:
Three key skill areas?
Social skills
Academic skills
Life skills

(SAL)
Major developmental processes in the neurological dimension:

Three important processes at the pre-natal stage?
1. Structural formation
2. Neuronal migration
3. Synaptogenesis
Major developmental processes in the neurological dimension:

Two important processes at the post-natal stage?
1. Myelenation
2. Dendritic elaboration
Drugs, alcohol and environmental toxis can induce what?
Drugs, alcohol and other environmental toxins can induce pathological changes in the brain and cause long-term neurocognitive deficits.
The period of peak vulnerability coincides with:
The period of peak vulnerability coincides with various periods of rapid development.
Disruption to pre and peri-natal development:

What prescription meds are most problematic? (2)
Prescribed medication
Anti-epilepsy meds, Thalidomide
Disruption to pre and peri-natal development:

5 key threats?
1. Prescribed medication
2. Alcohol abuse
3. Heroin, Cocaine etc
4. Anaesthetic (?)
5. Prematurity