Misunderstood Child Understanding and Coping with Your Child's Learning Disabilities

ISBN-10: 0307338630

ISBN-13: 9780307338631

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Larry B. Silver

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The fully revised and updated must-have resource to help you become a supportive and assertive advocate for your child In print for more than twenty years, "The Misunderstood Child" has become the go-to reference guide for families of children with learning disorders. This newly revised edition provides the latest research and new and updated content, including: - How to identify and address specific disabilities, from dyslexia to sensory integration disorder - New information on the genetics of learning disorders - Expanded sections on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - The most recent neurological discoveries about how the brain functions in children with learning disabilities - Insights about other neurological disorders common among individuals with learning disabilities, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anger-control problems, depression, and tic disorders - Resources, Web sites, and organizations that can aid the treatment process and offer support for both parent and child
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Understanding Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
What You Must Know to Understand Learning Disabilities
Your Task as a Parent
Basic Information to Understand
Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Are Life Disabilities
Learning Disabilities: The Evaluation Process
Learning Disabilities: The Evaluation Procedures
Your Role in the Treatment of Learning Disabilities
The Adult with Learning Disabilities
The Gifted Student with Learning Disabilities
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Nonmedication Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder with Medication
The Adult with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Related Disorders
The Regulatory Disorders
The Tic Disorders
The Secondary Emotional, Social, and Family Problems
Normal Development
Psychosocial Problems with Children Who Have Learning Disabilities
Psychosocial Problems with Adolescents Who Have Learning Disabilities
Family Reactions to the Child or Adolescent with Learning Disabilities
Social Skills Problems
Treatment for Emotional, Social, and Family Problems
The School System
School Policies and Laws
Concluding Thoughts
The Controversial Therapies
Personal Thoughts
Resources
Index
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