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Disorders of Learning in Childhood, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-39259-0
658 pages
February 2002
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A thorough, up-to-date resource on the full spectrum of childhood learning disorders

In this Second Edition of Disorders of Learning in Childhood, Drs. Archie Silver and Rosa Hagin present a comprehensive synthesis of information regarding the classification and causes of various types of learning difficulties, as well as multidisciplinary strategies for working with children and their families in school or clinical settings. Bridging the communication gap between professionals in the field, this book advocates the coordinated efforts of administrators, scientists, teachers, and practitioners to better help young people with learning disabilities.

Drawing on their vast training and experience, the authors utilize valuable data from various disciplines-education, psychology, psychiatry, neurology-and offer a balanced perspective, supported by the latest clinical research on disorders in children. They address and analyze critical issues ranging from the effects of political, social, and legal forces currently influencing educational policy to the latest advances in neuroscience affecting the understanding and management of children with learning problems. Also provided are expanded coverage of reading, spelling, writing, and mathematical disabilities; current definitions of specific disorders; and the effects of poverty, drugs, and cultural differences on learning.

An extremely comprehensive resource ideal for clinicians, teachers, and administrators, Disorders of Learning in Childhood brings an expertise to the subject that no other reference can match.
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Table of Contents

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS INFLUENCING EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS WITH DISORDERS OF LEARNING.

Developments in Education.

Socioeconomic, Political, and Legal Development.

Developments in the Neurosciences.

DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATION.

Current Definitions: A Review and Critique.

Classification and Clinical Patterns of Learning Disabilities.

PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

Educational and Psychological Diagnosis.

Psychiatric and Neurological Diagnosis.

Educational Remediation.

Drugs Affecting Learning and Memory.

Prevention of Disorders of Learning.

CLINICAL PATTERNS OF DISORDERS OF LEARNING.

Developmental Learning Disabilities.

Effects of Poverty, Cultural Differences and Inappropriate Stimulation.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders.

Learning Disorders with an Organic Basis.

Tourette's Syndrome.

EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.

Education in a Democratic Society.
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Author Information

ARCHIE A. SILVER, MD, is a Distinguished Scholar, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Codirector of the Center for Infant and Child Development at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. He is among the Best Doctors in America, a medical referral service that refers the top physicians in the country.

ROSA A. HAGIN, PhD, is Research Professor of Psychology at New York University School of Medicine and Professor Emerita at Fordham University, where she founded the School Consultation Center, which is named in her honor.

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Reviews

"...provides a comprehensive summary of current laws, practice and research in the field...remains engaging and accessible throughout..." (British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Vol 21(4), November 2003)
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