Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Research-Informed Assessment

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Based on the author's popular workshop, this concise volume provides scientific and practical guidance on assessing learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. It includes instructions for accessing the author's downloadable PowerPoints, as well as a Continuing Education component (3 credits) that is administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Topics include definitions of disability (including legal definitions), assessment, and management approaches (from medications and therapy to educational and workplace accommodations), and assistive technology and software. Three case examples are provided, along with a sample report. The book is aimed at clinical neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who are involved in the assessment and management of adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology's Oxford Workshop Series is essential for any neuropsychologist's library. This latest in the series focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of patients with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
Purpose: The neuropsychological assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD has exploded in the last two decades, thanks in part to the numerous students seeking accommodations in college and for standardized exams such as the SAT. This book reviews the literature on adult learning disabilities and ADHD, assessment techniques, feedback, and accommodations/interventions.
Audience: Clinical neuropsychologists are the primary audience. Clinicians in related fields may find it of interest, but the complexities and nuances may be lost on readers without a thorough knowledge of neuropsychology. The author is well versed in this area.
Features: The book begins with an introduction to these disorders and two chapters that review the literature on adult ADHD and learning disabilities, respectively. These are well written and include information about diagnostic challenges, including feigned impairment. Chapter 4 contains additional information regarding the assessment of these disorders, which includes a discussion of diagnostic criteria and their appropriateness, or lack thereof, in adults versus children. Critical areas of cognitive and psychosocial assessment are summarized for each disorder. The next chapter is filled with practical advice about report writing and the relevant regulations for obtaining accommodations, as well as common reasons why requests for accommodations are denied. The more hands-on aspect of treatment/accommodation techniques is covered next, and readers will find a wealth of suggestions. To round out the book, the extensive final chapter is saturated with case examples that include background information and assessment scores. Chapters all include introductions, bulleted summary points, and summary tables. References are on target and current.
Assessment: This extremely accessible book not only provides a cogent review of the literature, but also delves into the practical aspects of assessing adult ADHD and learning disabilities. For students and experienced clinicians alike, this book offers a valuable learning experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195371789
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: AACN Workshop Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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