Disorders of Learning in Childhood

Author: Silver, Archie A.

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  • ISBN: 9780471392590
  • Author: Silver, Archie A.
  • Publ Date: 2002-03-22
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 658
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5903

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.

Description:

Written by both a leading child psychiatrist and an educational psychologist, this reference presents the latest clinical research in learning disorders. With coverage on reading, spelling, writing, and mathematical disabilities, this text includes the latest clinical research in learning disorders. It offers comprehensive interdisciplinary coverage of issues including: recent developments in education; definitions and classifications of specific disorders; how drugs affect learning and the prevention of learning disorders.

Review:

"...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)

Author Biography:

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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