Diagnosing Learning Disorders, Third Edition

by Bruce F. Pennington (Author), Lauren M. McGrath (Author), Robin L. Peterson (Author)

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, brain development, and comorbidity.
*Chapters on DSM-5 diagnosis of specific learning disorder, evidence-based assessment, and achievement gaps.

Book details

Publication date
January 01, 2019
Publisher
Page count
399
ISBN
9781462537952