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Identify, evaluate, and address childhood learning disabilities
This new guidebook empowers pediatric primary care providers to recognize and assess learning disabilities and find appropriate treatment and referral options.
Authored by a leading child and adolescent psychologist and a noted pediatrician, Guide to Learning Disabilities for Primary Care offers time-efficient, resource-efficient solutions expressly designed for busy pediatric offices.
Here's the know-how you need to...
Diagnose common learning disabilities.
Assess for secondary emotional, social, and family problems.
Simplify office screening-reproducible screening forms included.
Interpret screening test results.
Refer patients to appropriate specialists and resources.
Monitor treatment and follow-up programs.
Facilitate school intervention planning.
Advocate effectively for patients and families.
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Part I Learning and Related Disabilities 1
Chapter 1 Learning Disorders Versus Learning Disabilities 3
Chapter 2 Learning Disabilities 11
Chapter 3 Diagnosing Learning Disabilities 29
Chapter 4 The Related Language Disabilities 37
Chapter 5 The Related Motor Disabilities 47
Chapter 6 Confirming a Learning Disability and the Related Language or Motor Disability 57
Part II Related Disorders 67
Chapter 7 The Impact of Learning Beyond the School: Secondary Emotional, Social, and Family Problems 69
Chapter 8 Related Neurologically Based Disorders 79
Chapter 9 The Related Pragmatic Social Skills Disabilities 91
Part III Clinical Interventions: The Public School System 97
Chapter 10 The Public School: Laws and Policies 99
Chapter 11 The Public School: Assessment and Intervention 111
Part IV Clinical Interventions: The Related Psychiatric Disorders 127
Chapter 12 Interventions for Primary Comorbid Disorders 129
Chapter 13 Interventions for the Secondary Emotional, Social, and Family Problems 137
Part V Resources 145
Appendix A Organizations and Other Resources 147
Appendix B Screening Forms 151