Diagnosing Learning Disorders: From Science To Practice

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Item#: 9781462537914
Edition 03
Author Pennington, Et Al.
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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 additional 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,
ain development, and comorbidity.*Chapters on DSM-5 diagnosis of specific learning disorder, evidence-based assessment, and achievement gaps.

Table of Contents
I. Scientific Foundations1. How Learning Disorders Develop2. Etiology of Learning Disorders3. Brain Mechanisms of Learning Disorders4. Neuropsychological Constructs5. Comorbidity6. Specific Learning Disorder: DSM-5 and Beyond7. Evidence-Based Practice in Assessment8. Understanding Achievement GapsII. Reviews of Disorders9. Speech and Language Disorders10. Reading Disability (Dyslexia)11. Mathematics Disorder12. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder13. Autism Spectrum Disorder14. Intellectual DisabilityConclusionsReferencesIndex