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The neuropsychological and behavioural sequelae of children with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus

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dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Martina
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-12T19:39:34Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-12T19:39:34Z
dc.date.copyright 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-11-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5726
dc.description.abstract Thirty-six myelomeningocele children with hydrocephalus (between 9-16 years of age) were evaluated on a battery of neuropsychological tests and behavioural measures. The children obtained a FSIQ on the WISC-R of greater than 60 and all were attending school on a regular basis. Results showed that the myelomeningocele children, as a group, performed as well as the normative sample on measures of auditory comprehension, fine motor speed, accuracy on a visuomotor speeded task, stereognosis, and single-word reading. Although there was substantial variability within the myelomeningocele sample in terms of level of cognitive performance, as a group, with the exception of the above mentioned measures, they performed below the level expected for their age on the remaining measures in the neuropsychological test battery (83.63% of tests administered). en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Myelomeningocele en_US
dc.subject Hydrocephalus en_US
dc.subject neuropsychological tests en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.title The neuropsychological and behavioural sequelae of children with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Joschko, Michael
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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