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Neurodevelopmental Approach to Specific Learning Disorders. Clinics in Developmental Medicine

  • ID: 2224211
  • Book
  • February 2007
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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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.
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Kingsley Whitmore
Hilary Hart
Guy Willems
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