Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence and Adulthood: A Guide for Practitioners / Edition 1

Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence and Adulthood: A Guide for Practitioners / Edition 1

by Sam Goldstein, Goldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471076627

ISBN-13: 9780471076629

Pub. Date: 10/16/1996

Publisher: Wiley

Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence & Adulthood A Guide for Practitioners Until recently, scant consideration was given to the impact of learning and attention disorders throughout the lifespan. Fortunately, the rising tide of popular concern, coupled with recent federal regulations regarding disabled adults, has fueled new research into

Overview

Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence & Adulthood A Guide for Practitioners Until recently, scant consideration was given to the impact of learning and attention disorders throughout the lifespan. Fortunately, the rising tide of popular concern, coupled with recent federal regulations regarding disabled adults, has fueled new research into these areas. As a consequence, there is now little doubt that LD and ADHD often persist throughout a person’s life and can pose serious personal, social, vocational, and emotional impediments. It is also clear that many of the concepts and strategies used in assessing and treating children with these problems do not apply to adults. Written by one of North America’s leading authorities in the field of attention and learning disorders, this book provides researchers and practitioners with the first comprehensive review of the impact of attention and learning disorders on adults. Just as important, it arms them with practical guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders. In Part I, Dr. Goldstein explores the relationship between LD, ADHD, and various psychiatric disorders and traces their course and outcome in late adolescence. He compares and contrasts leading theories and conceptual models of LD and ADHD and reviews the research concerning the academic, vocational, personal, and psychiatric status of adults with histories of LD and ADHD. He then introduces a multidisciplinary model for evaluating the academic, psychological, neuropsychological, and emotional status of adults with histories of learning disabilities. In Part II, Dr. Goldstein and other well-known authors critically assess current treatment and support strategies. Among topics covered indepth are medical and nonmedical interventions, the latest drug therapies, contemporary vocational programs for individuals with histories of attention and learning disorders, college programs and services available to attention and learning disabled adults, and the legal rights of attention and learning disabled adults. Managing Attention and Learning Disorders in Late Adolescence and Adulthood is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, and all other mental health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471076629
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/16/1996
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

BACKGROUND.

Learning Disabilities in Children.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children.

Children with Learning Disabilities Grown Up.

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Grown Up.

Evaluating Adults.

Case Studies.

TREATMENT.

Psychosocial Treatments.

College Programs and Services.

Vocational Programs and Practices.

Legal Rights.

Drugs Affecting Learning, Attention, and Memory.

Concluding Remarks.

Appendices.

References.

Indexes.

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