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Review ''Once in a while one sees a book title that prompts the thought Brilliant, why didn't I think of that? This one struck me, not because the rebel colonies continue to misspell words like paediatric, but because this is something different... Every chapter closes with self assessment questions and I found these quite encouraging. I was actually learning a lot as I worked through it... There is a very good summary of motor skills expected for age, which would be invaluable in any paediatric ENT lecture. The tips about modifying testing for children even gives suggestions as to how to talk to them, for example during caloric testing. I did not know VEMPs could be detected at two months of age. Posturography and gait analysis are really well explained and the text would be as useful in adult work... This is highly recommended. If you flick through the contents you will be struck by the breadth of the topic. If stuck for a lecture at short notice, this is a great topic.'' --Liam Flood, FRCS, FRCSI, Journal of Laryngology and Otology, (March 8, 2013)''The text is referred to as a Manual and this accurately reflects what it sets out to do. There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of evaluating a child with balance problems. This book is the obvious distillate of the years of experience of the multiple authors. I am impressed with their first edition and I am happy to recommend it to clinicians and audiologists involved in the care of this patient population.'' --Mr. Banerjee, MS, FRCSEd (ORL-HNS), Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, UK, ENT & audiology news (July/August 2014)''Overall, this manual was helpful, organized and easy to read. The scope is comprehensive and the book is accompanied by a DVD to clarify testing procedures. Diagrams, tables and questions at the end of each chapter were clear and thought-provoking.'' --Jennifer Braswell Christy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2014) Read more About the Author Robert C. O'Reilly, MD is Chief, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology and Director of the Pediatric Balance and Vestibular Disorders Laboratory at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Biomedical Research Department. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at Thomas Jefferson University and a full-time pediatric Neurotologic surgeon at AI duPont Hospital for Children.Thierry Morlet, PhD is the Head of the Auditory Physiology and Psychoacoutics Laboratory at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, DE) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware.Dr. Sharon Cushing is a full time pediatric otolaryngologist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, and an Assistant Professor and Clinician Investigator in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto. Read more