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Diagnosing Learning Disorders, Third Edition

From Science to Practice
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A definitive reference--now extensively revised with 70% new material--this book presents cutting-edge knowledge on how learning disorders develop and how to diagnose and treat them effectively. In addition to dyslexia and mathematics disabilities, the book covers speech and language disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability. Accessibly written, it is grounded in genetics, neuroscience, and developmental neuropsychology. Clinicians and educators are guided to make sense of children's impairments and strengths and make sound diagnostic decisions. Best practices in intervention are reviewed. User-friendly features include case examples and summary tables in each disorder-specific chapter. New to This Edition *Revised throughout to reflect major theoretical, empirical, and technological advances. *Chapters on etiology, brain development, and comorbidity. *Chapters on DSM-5 diagnosis of specific learning disorder, evidence-based assessment, and achievement gaps.
I. Scientific Foundations 1. How Learning Disorders Develop 2. Etiology of Learning Disorders 3. Brain Mechanisms of Learning Disorders 4. Neuropsychological Constructs 5. Comorbidity 6. Specific Learning Disorder: DSM-5 and Beyond 7. Evidence-Based Practice in Assessment 8. Understanding Achievement Gaps II. Reviews of Disorders 9. Speech and Language Disorders 10. Reading Disability (Dyslexia) 11. Mathematics Disorder 12. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 13. Autism Spectrum Disorder 14. Intellectual Disability Conclusions References Index
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