Ahmed Alduais, Tamara Bastianello, Abdullah Alduais, Xiaoyan Ivy Wu, Fawaz Qasem, Patricia Hamaguchi, Marinella Majorano
This umbrella review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of pragmatic language interventions and existing competing views in improving pragmatic language skills in persons with pragmatic language impairment (PLI). A comprehensive search was conducted to identify qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews that included diagnostic criteria, features, development and course, risk and prognostic factors, differential diagnosis of PLI, and existing interventions, views, and arguments to improve the pragmatic language abilities/skills of persons with PLI...
December 7, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Marion Décaillet, Solange Denervaud, Cléo Huguenin-Virchaux, Laureline Besuchet, Myriam Bickle-Graz, Céline Julie Fischer-Fumeaux, Juliane Schneider
While the survival rate of very preterm (VPT) infants has increased in the last decades, they are still at risk of developing long-term neurodevelopmental impairments, especially regarding self-regulatory abilities, and goal-directed behaviors. These skills rely on executive functions (EFs), an umbrella term encompassing the core capacities for inhibition, shifting, and working memory. Existing comprehensive tests are time-consuming and therefore not suitable for all pediatric neuropsychological assessments...
November 28, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Jacobus Donders, Jonah Reibsome, Kate Wilson
Parent questionnaires pertaining to executive and emotional/behavioral functioning are routinely included in neuropsychological evaluations to complement face-to-face cognitive tests. We evaluated in a clinical sample of 198 6-16 year-old children the degree of overlap and divergence between two common parent rating scales: the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Third Edition (BASC-3) and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Second Edition (BRIEF-2). This sample was 66% male, 70% white, and included both neurological diagnoses (e...
November 25, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Mohamed Alasmari, Ahmed Alduais, Fawaz Qasem
This study reviews the crucial role of language in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and assessment in Saudi Arabia. Using tailored search strings, 206 relevant documents were retrieved from the Web of Science and Scopus databases. An increasing trend in ASD research in Saudi Arabia was observed through temporal analysis. Keyword analysis identified key themes including "autism," "language," "assessment," "diagnosis," "Saudi Arabia," and "children." The focus of research has shifted over the years, from pure clinical and diagnostic aspects to a more comprehensive approach that includes language and cultural factors in ASD evaluation...
November 20, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Martina V Kovács, Yury V M Lages, Breno S Vieira, Helenice Charchat-Fichman, J Landeira-Fernandez, Thomas E Krahe
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a collective name for lifelong physical and neurodevelopmental problems caused by the gestational consumption of alcohol affecting fetal development. In Brazil, the lack of awareness among healthcare professionals, and the scarcity of suitable diagnostic tools and trained clinicians, can contribute to the underestimation of FASD prevalence and severity. The present review aims to map and analyze studies conducted in Brazil on children and adolescents with FASD or a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE)...
November 15, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Yeliz Engindereli, Mehmet Alp Dirik, Burcin Sanlidag
Arachnoid Cysts (AC) are benign lesions containing cerebrospinal fluid, and although most of them are asymptomatic, they can cause neurological symptoms like headaches, seizures, and neuropsychiatric problems. The aim of this study was to asses and document co-morbid psychiatric disorders in children with AC aged between 6 and 17. Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence-Second Edition (WASI-II), a clinical measure used to assess the intelligence quotient (IQ) scores of the patients, Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL; semi-structured interview) was used to assess psychiatric disorders among the patients...
November 11, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Zsofia Imre, Christopher Prickett, Lauren Sapp, Bradley Ferguson, Kerri Nowell, Michael Mohrland
Memory difficulties have been identified in youth with neurodevelopmental conditions including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP) is a newer memory measure with a burgeoning research base. This study seeks to explore memory performance on the Lists and Objects subtests of the ChAMP in a clinical sample of those with ASD with/without co-occurring ADHD. Participants were 146 youth referred for a neuropsychological evaluation (M age = 11...
November 8, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Seyedeh Neda Esmaeilzadeh Kanafgourabi, Mohsen Shabani, Zahra Mirchi, Hamed Aliyari, Parisa Mahdavi
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often exhibit impairments in inhibitory control, which can impact their cognitive functioning. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Infra-Low Frequency (ILF) neurofeedback in improving inhibitory control among high-functioning adolescents with ASD. METHODS: A single-blind, two-armed randomized controlled trial was conducted with 24 adolescents with ASD randomly divided into two groups (active and sham; n  = 12 per group)...
November 6, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Selen Aydoner, Gonca Bumin
Many developmental skills are related to children's school readiness in the early years, and these skills are essential for later achievement. Some of these skills include sensory processing, motor and visual perceptual skills, and executive functions. To date, limited research has examined these skills associated with school readiness. This study investigated the relationship between sensory processing, motor and visual perceptual skills, and executive functions, and school readiness in kindergarten children...
November 2, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Seyedeh Tahmineh Mousavi, Ghobad Jamali, Parvin Raji
This study explores the relationship between executive functions (EF) and activities of daily living in children with specific learning disorder (SLD). Thirty SLD children (14 females and 16 males) and thirty typically developing (TD) children (13 females and 17 males) aged 8 to 11 years were selected from learning disabilities schools and centers as well as public schools in Tehran, Iran. The mean age for the TD group was 9.67 ± 0.82 and for the SLD group was 9.5 ± 0...
October 24, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Gözde Yazkan Akgül, Burcu Yıldırım Budak, Neşe Perdahlı Fiş, Ayşe Burcu Erdoğdu Yıldırım
Aim: Aim of this study is evaluating EF by performing neurocognitive tests, and to identify gender-related differences in EF between adolescents with and without GD. Methods: 8 Female-to-Male transgender adolescents (FtMs), and 14 Male-to-Female transsexual adolescents (MtFs) (Gender Dysphoria Group, GDG) and 29 boys, 21 girls (Control Group, CG), were tested in a cross-sectional study, using the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT), and Stroop Color and Word Test (SCWT)...
October 20, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Hansel Soto Hernández, Larissa Maiara Fernandes De Morais, Artemis de Paula Paiva, Izabel Hazin, Ernesto Vladimir Ramírez Arroyo
Linguistic precursors (gaze, joint attention, gestures, social interaction, etc.) have a predictive value over the course of child development. The aim of the present review is to analyze the content structure, and the theoretical perspective, of assessment instruments that focus on linguistic precursors for the 6-18-month age group. The search was achieved through the following citation databases: BVS, MEDLINE/PubMed, Web of Science, SciELO, Redalyc, Web of Science, Google Scholar, as well as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)...
October 19, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Marike Rüther, Alexander James Hagan, Sarah J Verity
Continued advancements in the treatment of pediatric brain tumors have resulted in a growing proportion of children surviving previously incurable diagnoses. However, survivors of pediatric brain tumors show reduced Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) compared to healthy populations and non-CNS childhood cancer survivors. This review systematically evaluates the existing literature on the influence of supratentorial and infratentorial brain tumor locations on Health-Related Quality of Life outcomes in survivors of pediatric brain tumors...
October 18, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Sinem Kars, Esra Akı
Play skills in children with autism are limited due to autism symptoms. It is important to determine the effect of sensory processing skill, which is one of these symptoms, on play skills. Therefore, we aimed to investigate of the relationship between play skills and sensory processing of children with autism. A total of 58 children with autism ( n  = 29) and typically developing children ( n  = 29) participated. We used the Sensory Profile and the Revised Knox Preschool Play Scale...
October 9, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Gubair Tarabeh, Haitham Taha, Shimon Sapir
The effect of bilingualism on verbal learning and memory was explored in different studies. Different researchers assume that the Arabic diglossia, represents a case of bilingualism in the lingual context. Hence, the current study aimed to investigate the impact of diglossia in Arabic on the phonological working memory among beginner readers. Forty-one Arabic first graders ( M  = 7.13, SD = .73) were administered three tasks of phonological working memory in two versions (i.e., spoken and standard language); Two tasks were designed to test verbal retrieval and one task was designed to test remembering of instructions...
September 25, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Hourieh Ahadi, Abbas Ali Ahangar, Helia Abbasi
The purpose of this study is to analyze the Linguistic and Metalinguistic abilities of Persian-speaking individuals with Intellectual disorder to identify the areas and results of the research carried out in order to recognize their main linguistic features, the research gaps, and also guide future research. To this end, first, related keywords were searched and related topics were separated. Then, by reading the abstracts and, if necessary, the entire articles, the unrelated articles were removed. The articles were categorized and studied on linguistic and metalinguistic characters in four areas such as semantics, phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, and pragmatics...
September 22, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Nasrin Shahouzaei, Toktam Maleki Shahmahmood, Fatemeh Haresabadi, Nahid Jalilehvand, Zahra Sharifi Movahhed
PURPOSE: This study investigated the relationship between three practical measures for evaluating Persian grammar expression skills, MLU, PDSS, and PEGT, in preschool children with developmental language disorder (DLD) and their typically developing (TD) peers. METHOD: Secondary data were obtained by re-analyzing language samples collected in previous studies. Previously audiotaped language samples of 25 monolingual 5-7 years-old Persian children with DLD and 25 TD children were transcribed and reanalyzed to calculate MLU in words (MLU-w) and PDSS for comparison with the results of PEGT...
September 4, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Tatiana Desvaux, J Danna, J-L Velay, A Frey
Despite the abundant literature on intelligence and high potential individuals, there is still a lack of international consensus on the terminology and clinical characteristics associated to this population. It has been argued that unstandardized use of diagnosis tools and research methods make comparisons and interpretations of scientific and epidemiological evidence difficult in this field. If multiple cognitive and psychological models have attempted to explain the mechanisms underlying high potentiality, there is a need to confront new scientific evidence with the old, to uproot a global understanding of what constitutes the neurocognitive profile of high-potential in gifted individuals...
September 4, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
Cody Capps, Darlyne G Nemeth, Traci W Olivier, Steven D Felix
In 2005, the 3q29 deletion syndrome was identified and defined as a rare chromosomal anomaly that effects approximately one in 30,000-40,000 children. It has a complex neuropsychiatric profile, often resulting in developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, attentional deficits, classic physical traits, and behavioral health disturbances, including social and emotional issues. Rarely has this syndrome been seen and evaluated in fraternal twins, only one of whom has the 3q29 deletion syndrome. This case study highlights Twin 1's strengths and weaknesses and compares her 2020 neuropsychological data, including a comparison of her Reitan-Indiana Neuropsychological Battery (RINB) results to her 2022 profile, which reveals a failure-to-thrive profile...
July 22, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
LienChung Wei
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July 4, 2023: Applied Neuropsychology. Child
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