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Neurodevelopmental Approach to Specific Learning Disorders

Neurodevelopmental Approach to Specific Learning Disorders

Kingsley Whitmore, Hilary Hart, Guy Willems

ISBN: 978-1-898-68311-7

Feb 1999

320 pages

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$116.95

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This volume considers the neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, clumsiness and indeed all those learning difficulties to be found in a 'normal' school population with an IQ of more than 70. Specific ideas about the causes of these disorders are presented along with very practical preventative and management information which will be welcomed by a wide range of professionals with an interest in paediatrics, neurology, developmental and educational psychology.
Introduction: 1. What are the specific learning disorders? M. Bax, K. Whitmore and G. Willems; Part I. The Clinical Nature of the Disorders: 2. The reading difficulties M. Bax, K. Whitmore and G. Willems; 3. Dysgraphia, dyscalculia A. O'Hare; 4. The clumsy child H. Polatajko; 5. ADD/hyperkinesis/behaviours P. Rasmussen; Part II. Causes: 6. The genetics of learning disorder J. Stevenson; 7. Deficits in the brain K. Brown and P. Evrard; 8. Social class/sub-cultural/ethnic T. O'Connor and R. Pianta; 9. Precursors of the problem: obstetric and perinatal E. Lindahl and M. Hadders-Algra; Part III. Clinical Issues: 10. The toddler with a problem - who gets a learning disorder? S. Mason; 11. The child of school entry age - identifying the problem G. Willems; 12. Investigations/imaging/EEG H. Lou; 13. Neuropsychology A. Benasich and R. Spitz; Part IV. Prevention and Management: 14. What can be done in the classroom? A. Rabinowitz; 15. Management of behavioural issues C. Gillberg; 16. Health/education/social services - a combined approach K. Whitmore.
Considers neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and clumsiness
Presents specific ideas about the causes of these disorders
Includes very practical preventative and management information