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Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders

M. S. Thambirajah (Author) Lalitha Lakshmi Ramanujan (Author)

Written by an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist, and an educational therapist who has been a trainer for more than two decades, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of developmental disabilities, ranging from learning disability (dyslexia) to intellectual disability (mental retardation) to autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Broadly following the DSM-5 (2014), Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders offers an authenticated account of each disability with a strong focus on assessment. It provides an overview of the subject in an accessible form to teachers and trainers in the Indian context.

Contents: Preface. 1. Development and Developmental Disabilities. 2. The Brain and Learning. 3. Identification and Assessment. 4. Learning Disability I—Reading Learning Disability (Dyslexia). 5. Learning Disability II—Mathematics Learning Disability (Dyscalculia). 6. Learning Disability III—Written Expression Learning Disability (Dysgraphia). 7. Intellectual Disability. 8. Autism Spectrum Disorders. 9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 10. Developmental Coordination Disorder. 11. Special Needs Education. 12. Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Programme: An Approach to Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities. Glossary. References. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Essentials of Learning Disabilities and Other Developmental Disorders
Format Softcover
Date published: 29.07.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351508687
length 248p.,