Jaume Pomar

University of the Balearic Islands, Spain



The aim of the symposium is to present applied studies on neuropsychological and behavioural factors associated with some of the main neurodevelopmental problems, in order to improve their understanding and diagnosis. The first communication compares a group of children with dyslexia with a control group using behavioural, attentional and neuropsychological measures. The study makes it possible to establish a differential profile between the two groups. The second communication presents comparative data on language acquisition in children of mothers in The Gambia and the United Kingdom, within the framework of the BRIGHT project. Some educational guidelines for mothers may explain the differences. In the third communication, a discrimination function analysis is applied to various measures derived from EEG and an attention task on a sample of ADHD children and controls, with two indices, one attentional and the other EEG, being observed as the most relevant to help differentiate both groups. Finally, the fourth paper analyses the results in a normotypic sample of the ANT task based on Posner’s attentional theory in relation to other attentional and executive measures of daily life commonly used for the diagnosis of ADHD. The differences between the three attentional networks measured by ANT are compared. In short, the symposium reflects on how some neuropsychological and behavioural measures help us to better understand the characteristics of children with problems linked to neurodevelopmental problems or disorders in order to improve treatments in the future.

He has a degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience, he is University Expert in Neuropsychology and he is accredited as a General Health Psychologist. He is also a member of several scientific and professional societies within the field of neuropsychology and health, such as the Official College of Psychologists of the Balearic Islands and the Neuropsychology Section of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). He is the owner, Clinical Neuropsychologist and General Health Psychologist at the Center for Intellectual Neuropsychology Neuro (www.intelectaneuro.com) based in Mallorca, performing evaluation, diagnosis and intervention of the different disorders of both neurodevelopmental and adulthood. He is a research member of Neuropsychology and Cognition (NeuroCog, www.neurocog-uib.com) which is part of the Health Sciences Research Institute (IUNICS) of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Institute of Health Research of Palma (IdisPA). He is also co-founder of the Neuropsychology Working Group of the Official College of Psychologists of the Balearic Islands, which he currently coordinates, as well as collaborating with the research group ‘NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF SLEEP AND BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS’ UIB-IUNICS. At the research level, he is a clinical neuropsychologist in the clinical trial of the promoter Vasopharm Gmbh and Icon Cra Clinical Research: VAS203/III/1/04,’IN PATIENTS WITH MODERATE AND SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (NOSTRA PHASE III TRIAL)’ started on 21 July 2016 and lasted until the fourth quarter of 2018, at the Hospital Universitario Son Espases (Palma de Mallorca), in the Neurocritics Unit, performed on patients with moderate and severe TBI. Principal Investigator Dr. Javier Ibáñez in Neurosurgery. Also noteworthy was his participation in the pilot study at the Hospital Universitario Son Espases (Palma de Mallorca), in the Neurocritics Unit, carried out on patients with TBI and dealing with the neuropsychology of head traumatism, one of the researchers being Dr. De la Unidad de Neurocríticos Juan Pérez Bárcenas and Dr. Javier Ibáñez in neurosurgery. This project is entitled ‘OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF Dexamethasone IN PERICONTUSIONAL EDEMA: A MAGNETIC RESONANCE OF DIFFUSIONAL TENSOR STUDY’. As a university professor, his teaching experience is centred on the Degree in Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), participating in the subject of Fundamentals of Psychobiology and in the Official Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), giving classes in the subjects of Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention and also in the subject of Professional Fundamentals of Health Psychology. At the same time, he also provides practical tutoring within the field of specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology through agreements with different universities: UIB, UOC, UNED, among others. He has participated in communications, and he has been in the last congresses moderator of Posters reviewer of scientific communications of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN), Section of Neuropsychology. It also carries out courses and training for different groups of centres and institutions, both public and private, always related to the field of child and adolescent neuropsychology and adult neuropsychology.