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Children and adolescents with attention and learning disorders are being increasingly referred to clinicians for treatment. Whether the primary disorder or a comorbid condition to other disorders, treating the child or adolescent with attention and learning problems can present special challenges to the clinician. Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders is a comprehensive and practical guide to better understanding these disorders and identifying empirically-based therapeutic interventions.

The book begins with four chapters presenting an overview of the etiology and neuropsychology of these disorders, and their assessment by both traditional and innovative mean. The remaining 11 chapters provide practical educational interventions for both the therapy setting and school as well as behavioral interventions for home management. Information is provided on how attention and learning disorders affect lives beyond education to impact social behavior, emotions, and cognition. Specialized chapters focus on the nutrition of these patients, medication management and/or collaborative treatment with physicians, and how the therapist can help patients through career and educational transitions.

Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders provides practical forms, illustrations, and rating scales that can be readily incorporated into practice.

Audience: Clinicians treating children and adolescents.

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"...this book will provide invaluable in enhancing your clinical skills and providing tools for dealing with your clients and their parents."
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Provides clinicians a blueprint for treatment for children and adolscents with learning and attention disorders
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Table of Contents

R.A. Kotkin and A.H. Fine, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities: an Overview for Practitioners.
J. Swanson, D. Reschly, A.H. Fine, R.A. Kotkin, T. Wigal, and S. Simpson, Traditional and Innovative Assessment of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disorders.
D.P. Kelly and M.D. Levine, A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Differences in Learning.
K.D. Tsatsanis and B.P. Rourke, Syndrome of Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Effects on Learning.
J. Smith, Educational Interventions for the Elementary Age Student in the Therapy Setting.
C.Z. Dendy, A.H. Fine, and J. Smith, Educational Interventions for the Adolescent Student in the Therapy Setting.
D. Flynn, R.A. Kotkin, J. Brady, and A.H. Fine, Implementing School-Home Collaborative Treatment Plans: Best Practices in School-Home Based Interventions.
A.H. Fine, N. Karpova, N. Thorn, C. Holland, and R.A. Kotkin, Parenting Children with Learning and Attention Disorders: Concerns and Directions for Therapeutic Intervention.
T.W. Phelan and A.H. Fine, Guidelines for Home Management for Disruptive Behavioral Challenges.
A.H. Fine and R.A. Kotkin, Social Skills and Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorde and/or Learning Disabilities: Realties and Direction for Treatment.
M. Bryant, M. Turner, and A.H. Fine, Transitions into Higher Education.
D. Coffey, Physician's Contribution to the Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Implications for Medication Management and Collaborative Treatment.
L. Thompson, Complementary Therapeutic Interventions: Neurofeedback, Metacognition, and Nutrition for Long-Term Improvement in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
J.A. Sandford, Cognitive Training and Computers: An Innovative Approach.
A.H. Fine, R.A. Kotkin with Contributions from M. Fowler, S. Forness, P. Jensen, M. Katz, M. Lerner, B. McCandliss, M. Posner, and J. Swanson, Future Directions in the Holistic Treatment of Children with Learning and Attention Disorders: Concerns and Guidelines.

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