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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Rajitha Avva, BS, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book describes learning disabilities and focuses on the different scales and tests that are used to assess specific learning disabilities.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe many new methods developed for the neuropsychological, intellectual, and language assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, the purpose is to highlight these methods as alternatives to the Weschler scales. These objectives are useful because the assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities has been controversial.
Audience: This book is written for anyone interested in the assessment of learning disabilities and specifically for graduate students in special education and psychology. It is, in addition, helpful for practicing and research-oriented psychologists. The editors have developed and published several tests of intelligence, achievement, and neuropsychological functioning.
Features: The book discusses the difficulties in assessing learning disabilities and the multiple methods and scales that are useful for diagnosing specific learning disorders. In addition, it focuses on the neuropsychological aspects of learning disorders and the different scales that are used to assess this aspect. The book uses examples in every chapter to show the clinical application of these tests.
Assessment: This book gives a very detailed description of the tests and scales available for the assessment of learning disorders. It is most useful for students of psychology and for those who use these testing measures.