Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders

Second Edition

Robert C. O'Reilly, Thierry Morlet, Sharon L. Cushing, Jacob R. Brodsky

Details: 400 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-146-9

© 2020

Release Date: 10/31/2019

Price: $139.95

Available for purchase starting 10/02/2019

This thoroughly updated second edition of Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders remains a vital resource for clinicians and students specializing in pediatric vestibular and balance disorders. The text is organized for effective use in the clinic, classroom, bedside, or laboratory, and is separated into four parts: Basic Mechanisms, Clinical Evaluation, Pediatric Vestibular Disorders, and Treatment. Each chapter ends with Self-Assessment Questions to aid in reader comprehension and address important chapter topics.

Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders features contributions from 45 experts across the fields of otolaryngology, audiology, neurology, and physical therapy, and represents the distillation of years of cumulative clinical and research experience.

New to the Second Edition

  • New Co-Editor, Jacob R. Brodsky, MD
  • Five new chapters with the latest research and findings on various testing and topics in pediatric balance disorders

o   Chapter 7. Video Head Impulse Testing (VHIT)

o   Chapter 12. New Horizons for the Evaluation of Functional Balance, Self-Motion Perception, Navigation, and Mobility

o   Chapter 13. Genetics and Metabolism in Pediatric Vestibular Disorders

o   Chapter 15. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

o   Chapter 24. Vertigo, Dizziness and Mental Health

  • Fully rewritten chapters on migraine and concussion
  • Updated references and self-assessment questions throughout
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with videos, figures, self-assessment questions and suggested readings




Editor’s Biographies



Section I. Basic Mechanisms

Chapter 1. Anatomy and Embryology of the Vestibular Apparatus

Richard Vincent, Huseyin Isildak, Michael Teixido

Chapter 2. Physiology and Maturation of Balance Mechanisms

Thierry Morlet


Section II. Clinical Evaluation

Chapter 3. Vestibular Adaptation and Compensation

James O. Phillips

Chapter 4. History and Physical Examination of the Child with a Balance Disorder

 Sharon L. Cushing, Jessica Levi, and Robert C. O'Reilly

Chapter 5. VNG/ENG Testing with Children

Emily Zwicky

Chapter 6. Rotary Chair Testing

James O. Phillips

Chapter 7. Video Head Impulse Testing (vHIT)

Guangwei Zhou, Violette Lavender, and Vincent Wettstein              

Chapter 8. Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing (VEMP) Testing

Sylvette Wiener-Vacher and Guangwei Zhou

Chapter 9. Static Balance: Computerized Dynamic Posturography

Eugen Ionescu, Pierre Reynard, Nathalie Goulème, and Hung Thai-Van


Section III. Pediatric Vestibular Disorder

Chapter 10. Dynamic Balance and Gross Motor Assessment

Anne Scofich and Renee Haldenby

Chapter 11. Gait Analysis

John Henley, Tim Niiler, and Freeman Miller

Chapter 12. New Horizons for the Evaluation of Functional Balance, Self-Motion Perception, Navigation, and Mobility

L. Campos, Claire McSweeny, Karen A. Gordon, and Sharon L. Cushing

Chapter 13. Genetics and Metabolism in Pediatric Balance Disorders

Lance H. Rodan and Melissa Ramocki

Chapter 14. Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction

Sharon L. Cushing and Jane Lea

Chapter 15. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Sophie Lipson and Jacob R. Brodsky

Chapter 16. Vestibular Migraine and the Pediatric Migraine Variants

Henri Traboulsi, Margaretha Casselbrant, and Jacob R. Brodsky

Chapter 17. Vestibular Dysfunction in Pediatric Concussion

Jacob R. Brodsky

Chapter 18. Structural Lesions of the Central Nervous System

Shelly Wang and George M. Ibrahim

Chapter 19. Neurodegenerative Diseases

David R. Lynch, Abigail Lynch, and Kimberly Schadt

Chapter 20. Seizure Disorders

Christina Y. Go


Section IV. Treatment

Chapter 21. Pediatric Movement Disorders

Teesta Soman and Ana Marissa Lagman-Bartolome

Chapter 22. Ocular and Oculomotility Abnormalities in Children

Y. Arun Reginald

 Chapter 23. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Stephanie Moody Antonio

Chapter 24. Vertigo, Dizziness and Mental Health

Gillian Liberman, Wanda A. Dillon, Philip Gerretsen, and Sharon L. Cushing

Chapter 25. Multisensory Deficits

Joan Vertes

Chapter 26. Vestibular Rehabilitation

Michael Karl

 Chapter 27. Environmental Adaptations

Janet Woodhouse, Morai Pena, and Nicole Laprade

Chapter 28. Current and Future Research and Challenges

Sharon L. Cushing and Robert C. O’Reilly


Self-Assessment Answer Key


Robert C. O'Reilly

Robert C. O’Reilly, MD, FACS is Director of the Balance and Vestibular Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is Professor of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Thierry Morlet

Thierry Morlet, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoutics Laboratory at the Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Director of the Auditory Neuropathy program at Nemours, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, College of Arts and Science at the University of Delaware, Adjunct Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Sciences at the University of Delaware, and Adjunct Faculty at the Georges Osborne College of Audiology, Salus University.

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Sharon L. Cushing

Sharon L. Cushing, MD, MSc, FRCSC is a full-time pediatric otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and an Associate Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.  She is the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Cushing has a clinical and surgical interest in disorders of the external, middle and inner ear, including hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction.  Her research interest include vestibular and balance function and dysfunction in children, and its association with hearing loss and cochlear implantation. 





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Jacob R. Brodsky

Jacob R. Brodsky, MD, FACS, FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School,  a Pediatric Otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Director of the Balance and Vestibular Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Purchase of Manual of Pediatric Balance Disorders, Second Edition comes with access to supplementary materials on a PluralPlus companion website.

To access the materials, you must first register the access code printed on the inside front cover of your book on the companion website.

Vestibular Lab Manual

Second Edition

Bre Lynn Myers

Details: 170 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-080-6

© 2020

Release Date: 07/13/2018

Rotational Vestibular Assessment

First Edition

Christopher K. Zalewski

Details: 322 pages, Full Color, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-797-8

© 2018

Release Date: 10/23/2017

Balance Function Assessment and Management

Second Edition

Gary Jacobson, Neil Shepard

Details: 904 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-547-9

© 2016

Release Date: 12/31/2014

Rapid Interpretation of Balance Function Tests

First Edition

Michael J. Ruckenstein, Sherrie Davis

Details: 168 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-443-4

© 2015

Release Date: 11/28/2014

Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

First Edition

Sanjay R. Parikh

Details: 752 pages, B&W, Softcover, 4.5" x 8"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-528-8

© 2014

Release Date: 02/07/2014

Vestibular Testing Interpretation: Drill and Practice

First Edition

Matthew G. Crowson, Douglas B. Garrison, Kristal M. Riska, Debara L. Tucci, David Kaylie

Details: 112 pages, B&W, Spiral, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-105-6

© 2020

Release Date: 09/13/2019