Focused Issue on Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Children

Posted On 2019-06-23 11:56:18


This focused issue on “Neurodevelopmental and Neurobehavioral Disorders in Children” is edited by Dr. Dilip R. Patel, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA; and Dr. Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, from Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Dr. Dilip R. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics, and subspecialties of Adolescent Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Sports Medicine. His main clinical and research interests are in pediatric sports medicine, adolescent behavioral health, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has edited over 20 books and 25 special journal symposia. He has published more than 300 book chapters and articles.

Dr. Joav Merrick is professor of pediatrics, child health and human development affiliated with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States and the Department of Pediatrics, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel.

Focused issue outline:

  1. Introduction to this focused issue
    Joav Merrick, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KT, USA; Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Dilip R. Patel, MD, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  2. Understanding basic concepts of developmental diagnosis in children
    Dilip R. Patel and Kelly A. Brown, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  3. Intellectual developmental disorder: conceptual framework, causes, evaluation and principles of management
    Joav Merrick, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KT, USA; Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Dilip R. Patel, MD, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
  4. Autism spectrum disorder: definition, epidemiology, causes, and clinical evaluation
    Holly Hodges, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Neelkamal Soares, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  5. Autism spectrum disorder: psychological and functional assessment, and behavioral treatment approaches
    Roger Apple, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  6. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, evaluation and treatment
    Maria Demma Cabral, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    Mahesh Shrestha, Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA
  7. Dyslexia: neurobiology, clinical features, evaluation and management  
    Tiffany Munzer, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Neelkamal Soares, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  8. Disorder of written expression and dysgraphia: definition, diagnosis and management
    Peter Chung, University of California Irvine, California, USA
    Dilip R Patel, Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  9. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of prematurity
    Kelly A Brown, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  10. Disorders of speech and voice
    Helen Sharp, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, USA
  11. Tourette syndrome
    Donald E Greydanus, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  12. Cerebral palsy: definition, epidemiology, diagnosis and management
    Joav Merrick, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA; Department of Public Health, Center for Healthy Development, School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Dilip R. Patel, MD, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
  13. Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: epidemiology, diagnosis and management
    Ahsan Nazeer, Department of Psychiatry, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Quatar
    Donald E Greydanus, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA