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Disorders of Learning in Childhood

ISBN: 978-0-471-50828-1
704 pages
June 1990
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Presents a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding and diagnosing learning disabilities in children. With emphasis on those disorders most frequently seen in the clinic and classroom, the text surveys clinically-based classifications of learning disorders and offers general principles of diagnosis and management from biological, psychological, social and educational perspectives. Contains specific recommendations for management, including educational remediation, the use of drugs and psychological therapies. The coverage includes a broad range of opinions to provide alternative theoretical viewpoints and ideas. It concludes with a discussion of future research trends in the neurosciences that will have implications for learning disorders.
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Table of Contents

A GENERAL VIEW OF DISORDERS OF LEARNING.

The Problem of Definition.

Clinical Classification of Disorders of Learning.

Subgroup Patterns of Neuropsychological Dysfunction.

Prevalence of Disorders of Learning.

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT.

Principles of Educational and Psychological Diagnosis.

Principles of Psychiatric and Neurological Diagnosis.

Principles of Educational Remediation.

Drugs Affecting Learning and Memory.

Principles of Psychotherapeutic Management.

Prevention of Disorders of Learning.

CLINICAL PATTERNS IN DISORDERS OF LEARNING.

Specific Language Disability.

Effects of Poverty, Cultural Differences, and Inappropriate Stimulation.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

The Organic Group.

Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome.

Autism.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR SERVICE AND RESEARCH.

Future Directions for Service and Research.

Appendices.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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