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Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Functioning: A Neuropsychological Perspective

Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Functioning: A Neuropsychological Perspective (Hardback)

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The result of an exhaustive analysis and synthesis of published research, this volume provides an account of what currently is known about the psychosocial functioning of children and adults with learning disabilities. The authors address questions central to the assessment and treatment of children with learning disabilities, review the literature on the three major hypotheses regarding the relationship between learning disabilities and psychosocial dysfunction, and provide critical commentaries on the general and specific conclusions reached on the basis of the evidence provided. Nine case studies illustrate the clinical applications of the models and hypotheses considered, including two adult cases that demonstrate some of the long-term developmental dimensions of learning disabilities. Essential reading for all learning disabilities specialists in school and clinic settings, practitioners and researchers in the areas of child clinical psychology and neuropsychology, child psychiatry, and speech/language pathology will also find this work highly informative.

Byron P. Rourke is Professor of Psychology and University Professor at the University of Windsor and a member of the faculty of the Child Study Center, School of Medicine, Yale University. Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society and of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, he is cofounder and coeditor of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Child Neuropsychology and serves on the editorial boards of a number of scientific and professional journals. He was the 1994 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Practice of Psychology. His authored, coauthored, and edited books include Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Child Neuropsychology, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Functioning, Neuropsychological Validation of Learning Disability Subtypes, Neuropsychological Assessment of Children, and Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities.

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