Bruce E. Murdoch's Communication Disorders in Childhood Cancer PDF

By Bruce E. Murdoch

ISBN-10: 047069923X

ISBN-13: 9780470699232

ISBN-10: 1861561156

ISBN-13: 9781861561152

This can be the 1st e-book to supply finished assurance of the communique impairments that ensue in organization with the 2 commonest types of youth melanoma, particularly leukaemia and mind tumour. Contents ? significant early life cancers: leukaemia and mind tumour ? results of therapy for paediatric melanoma on mind constitution and serve as ? Language issues in childrens handled for mind tumours ? Language restoration following therapy for paediatric mind tumours ? Variability in styles of language impairment in youngsters following remedy for posterior fossa tumour ? Language issues in teenagers taken care of for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia ? Discourse talents of kids taken care of for neoplastic stipulations ? Motor speech issues in childrens handled for mind tumour ? overview and therapy of speech and language issues occuring next to melanoma treatment in early life

Chapter 1 significant early life Cancers: Leukaemia and mind Tumours (pages 1–20): Bruce E Murdoch, Deborah L Boon and Lisa J Hudson
Chapter 2 results of therapy for Paediatric melanoma on mind constitution and serve as (pages 21–54): Bruce E Murdoch, Lisa J Hudson and Deborah L Boon
Chapter three Language problems in teenagers handled for mind Tumours (pages 55–75): Bruce E Murdoch and Lisa J Hudson
Chapter four Language restoration Following remedy for Paediatric mind Tumours (pages 76–88): Bruce E Murdoch and Lisa J Hudson
Chapter five Variability in styles of Language Impairment in young ones Following remedy for Posterior Fossa Tumour (pages 89–125): Bruce E Murdoch and Lisa J Hudson
Chapter 6 Language issues in kids handled for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (pages 126–157): Bruce E Murdoch and Deborah L Boon
Chapter 7 Discourse talents of youngsters handled for Neoplastic stipulations (pages 158–169): Bruce E Murdoch, Deborah L Boon and Lisa J Hudson
Chapter eight Motor Speech problems in young ones taken care of for mind Tumour (pages 170–186): Bruce E Murdoch, Lisa J Hudson and Susan ok Horton
Chapter nine overview and therapy of Speech and Language issues happening next to melanoma remedy in childrens (pages 187–205): Susan ok Horton and Bruce E Murdoch

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The findings of Buttsworth et al. (1993) and Murdoch et al. (1994) are described and discussed in detail in Chapter 6. , 1984). 42 Communication Disorders in Childhood Cancer The first mention of attention and behaviour problems in survivors of ALL was made by Meadows and Evans (1976), who, on the basis of informal observations, reported that most subjects with ALL demon- strated excessive inattentiveness and hyperactivity during the testing sessions. A number of pertinent teacher rating studies also exist.

Despite CT scans revealing lesions or neurological abnormalities following CNS prophylaxis, Cousens et al. , 1984). Only one group of researchers has published a positive correlation between structural and functional CNS changes. Brouwers et al. (1985) reported a positive relationship between ventricular dilatation and verbal fluency defects, and also between calcifications and memory deficits. Besides causing physical changes to the structure of the brain, CNS prophylaxis can be linked with associated problems in the nervous system.

Delayed neurotoxicities are also possible following CNS prophylaxis. Leukoencephalopathy (whose physical manifestation in the brain has been discussed earlier) typically emerges several months after CNS prophylaxis, and is characterized by a slow onset of dementia, speech difficulties and other signs of deteriorating neurological status. It is thought that the incidence and severity of leukoencephalopathy is dependent on the amount and timing of radiotherapy and CNS chemotherapy (Fletcher and Copeland, 1988).

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