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by Bruce F. Pennington

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Two neuropsychological profiles are presented and then prognosis and treatment are discussed.

children who have learning disabilities. Bigler, E. & Clement, P. F. (1997). Diagnostic Clinical Neuropsychology (3rd e. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

This book should be required reading for special education and school psychology professionals, as well as graduate students. Pennington should be commended for producing such an authoritative volume.

book by Bruce F. Pennington.

book by Bruce F.

An overview of the development, progression, and diagnosis of learning disabilities together with intervention information is offered in a user-friendly format

Guilford Press, 2008. EG Willcutt, BF Pennington, RK Olson, N Chhabildas, J Hulslander. Developmental neuropsychology 27 (1), 35-78, 2005.

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Although a variety of professionals regularly evaluate large numbers of children with learning problems, very little exists in the way of uniform standards or approaches, either within or across disciplines. This unique work synthesizes--in one accessible volume--the available information on learning disorders from such relevant disciplines as education, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, and child psychiatry. Presenting the state of the art in both research and practice, DIAGNOSING LEARNING DISORDERS combines a comprehensive review of the etiology and neuropsychology of each disorder with a detailed section on diagnosis and treatment. Part I covers background issues that are important for understanding subsequent chapters on specific learning disorders. The author provides a neuropsychological framework for the nosology that is used and delineates the validity of the diagnostic approach being proposed. Providing a format for reviewing what is known about each of the disorders, he discusses the clinical processes of making diagnostic decisions and providing feedback. The relationships between symptoms, history, behavioral observations, test data, and the diagnostic conclusion are analyzed. Guidelines for communicating a diagnosis to parents, the children themselves, and other professionals are included. In Part II, each chapter focuses on a specific learning disorder. These include: dyslexia and other developmental language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, right hemisphere learning disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and acquired memory disorder. Each chapter is divided into two sections, one reviewing the research on the disorder and the other considering differential diagnosis and treatment options. Each chapter offers a basic definition of the disorder and takes into account four levels of analysis: etiology, brain mechanisms, neuropsychological phenotype, and symptoms. Detailed case presentations are provided to help clinicians become more proficient at the differential diagnosis of these common problems of childhood. Rounding out the volume, Part III examines the implications for research and practice.Both scholarly and clinically practical, DIAGNOSING LEARNING DISORDERS is a valuable resource for neuropsychologists, school psychologists, child clinical and developmental psychologists, speech and language pathologists, special educators, child psychiatrists, and pediatricians. It also serves as a text for graduate courses on learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, cognitive assessment, and developmental neuropsychology.
Diagnosing Learning Disorders: A Neuropsychological Framework download epub
Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Bruce F. Pennington
ISBN: 0898625637
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: The Guilford Press; First edition (June 21, 1991)
Pages: 224 pages